Engish/Spanish. One of the most notable aspects of Mexican American culture in Kansas is the culture around baseball revered as a solid foundation for Latino communities. In almost every Mexican American neighborhood, (and for other Latinos more broadly) there is a high chance of passing by a baseball park. However, the legacy of Mexican Americans and baseball in Kansas has a historical precedent and is not merely a current-day phenomenon. Through the help of community organizations and his own remarkable talents, Mike Torrez has become the historical and chronological reference point to the history of Latinos in Kansas.