Chicago (HINA) Shortly after receiving the “Now 40 Latino Under 40” award from Negocios Now, Javier Baez fired a Grand Slam that was instrumental in the Cubs’ win against the Cincinnati Reds.

Shortly before starting the game at Wrigley Field, Báez, 24, received a plaque for being the  “Youngest Latino 40 Under 40” in 2016

“He was pleased, grateful and we really enjoyed that moment, it was exciting to hear Javy cheer and see the Negocios Now cover on Wrigley’s giant screens,” said Clemente Nicado, Publisher and Editor in Chief at Negocios Now.

“But we do not imagine that minutes later he would thank in a very special way: a Grand Slam,” Nicado said.

Latinos 40 Under 40 is a  Negocios Now initiative to recognize young generations of Latinos who make a difference in their respective areas.

The celebration event was in early March, but the Cub’s second baseman was unable to attend because he was in spring training.

The extraordinary performance of Javier Báez in 2016 was key for the Cubs to be crowned Champions of the World Series.

Negocios Now prepares the celebration of its 10 Anniversary with a special edition and a Gala event that will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel, on July 14th.

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