Our Mission is to become a leading Latino enterprise in sports by providing quality products and services that will also instill Love, Pride & Goodwill and become a catalyst for economic empowerment in the Latino community.
Latino Sports Ventures, Inc. is a multi-faceted Latino sports marketing firm. Since 1989, under the direction of Julio Pabón, Latino Sports Ventures Inc. has promoted, marketed and developed strategies to enhance and expose our professional Latino athletes. LSV works to bring these talented individuals into the forefront of their respective communities and corporate America.
Latino Sports Ventures, Inc. has been awarding the Latino Most Valuable Player Award since 1989. The award is presented to the Best Latino Baseball player of the season. It has been institutionalized as one of the most prestigious and recognized awards given to Latino baseball players. It has gained the respect of the players, franchises, Latino press and Latino community at large.
In 1989, Ruben Sierra was the first Latino baseball players to be honored. Since then, LSV has continued to recognize Latino athletes who have excelled in the sports in association with the Latino Sports Writers & Broadcasters Association (LSWBA)
Latino Sports MVP Award Winners
- 1989 – Ruben Sierra
- 1990 – Bobby Bonilla
- 1991 – Julio Franco
- 1992 – Carlos Baerga
- 1993 – Juan Gonzalez
- 1994 – Moises Alou
- 1995 – Edgar Martinez
- 1996 – Juan Gonzalez
- 1997 – Pedro Martinez
- 1998 – Sammy Sosa & Juan Gonzalez
- 1999 – Ivan Rodriguez
- 2000 – Carlos Delgado & Edgardo Alfonso
- 2001 – Roberto Alomar & Luis Gonzalez
- 2002 – Alfonso Soriano & Vladimir Guerrero
- 2003 – Albert Pujols & Ivan Rodríguez NL | Alex Rodríguez AL
- 2004 – Albert Pujols NL & Vladimir Guerrero AL
- 2005 – Albert Pujols NL & David Ortiz AL
- 2006 – Albert Pujols NL & David Ortiz AL
- 2007 – Albert Pujols NL & Magglio Ordoñez AL
- 2008 – Albert Pujols NL & Alex Rodríguez AL
- 2009 – Albert Pujols NL & Miguel Cabrera AL
- 2010 – Albert Pujols NL & Robinson Cano AL
- 2011 – Albert Pujols & Robinson Cano
The Latino MVP Awards event concept
Our concept is to create a bridge where youngsters & the local community will have the opportunity to experience a major league baseball star receive an award for his achievements as an athlete. We believe that by giving youngsters and the community the opportunity to earn an invitation to attend such a prestigious event will expose them to the positive motivation that they need to continue to excel in school and the community they live in. We ask that every sponsor allocate a few seats at their table for some of these community youngsters & leaders to be their guest.