Sal Yvars, son of a “Spanish gravedigger”…

Baseball fanatics! You surely know about major leaguers of Spanish descent like Al López, Lou Piniella, Tino Martínez, etc. ¿But how about Sal Yvars? Remember him?

Here’s a NYTimes profile that claims that Sal’s father was a “Spanish gravedigger” and his mother an “Italian laundress.”

We poked around ancestry.com, and it looks like the family lived in Canton, Ohio for some time…

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