Does the name Roberto Clemente ring a bell? The late, great Pittsburgh Pirate, who died in a 1972 plane crash en route to deliver supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims, was born near San Juan and got his start in the Puerto Rican professional league. Many other Puerto Rican stars have gone on to play for Major League Baseball, including the brothers Roberto Alomar and Sandy Alomar Jr. and their father, Sandy Alomar. Three players have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame: Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, and Roberto Alomar.

Estadio Hiram Bithorn. Baseball games in the San Juan area are played at Estadio Hiram Bithorn, named for the first Puerto Rican to play in the major leagues. It's the home of the Cangrejeros de Santurce. Hato Rey, San Juan, n/a Puerto Rico, 00918. 787/725–2110.