Lively and anecdotal, Viva Baseball! chronicles the struggles of Latin American professional baseball players in the United States from the late 1800s to the present. Even as "Fernandomania" raged in 1981, most Latin players felt lonely, shunned, and forgotten. Samuel O. Regalado reveals the shocking racism faced by these immigrant athletes in a white culture. In addition to mining the National Baseball Library in Cooperstown, New York, and the S...
By Samuel O. Regalado
Series: Sport and Society
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: University of Illinois Press (April 2, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2049259
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
Originally written as a doctoral these, this study of Latin ballplayers offers a comprehensive look into the lives and achievements of Latin ballplayers during the second halfof the twentieth century.
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