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Baseball with a Latin beat

a history of the Latin American game

by Peter C. Bjarkman

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Published by McFarland in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America.,
  • Latin America,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Baseball -- Latin America,
    • Baseball players -- Latin America -- Biography,
    • Baseball -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-444) and index.

      Statementby Peter C. Bjarkman.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV863.155 .B53 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 460 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages460
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1080064M
      ISBN 100899509738
      LC Control Number94003526

        In Latin America, by contrast, there are practically no baseball novels, despite the number of prominent novelists who have been great baseball fans — .   With the start of baseball season in sight, millions of Latino fans in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America will be rooting for their favorite players, many of whom are transplants from.

      Baseball arrived in Latin America primarily through Cuba. In Nemesio and Ernesto Guilló took the first ball and bat to the island on their return from Springhill College in Mobile, Alabama, and in they organized the Habana (Havana) Baseball Club. They were among the many Cuban men sent to be educated in the United States during the. on baseball Fauci, Leading Fight Against Coronavirus, Misses Baseball, Too. A devoted Yankees fan fell in love with the Washington Nationals. But Dr. .

      Baseball in April is about kids playing baseball and trying to learn the game and this to brother trying to get on the team they been practicing for a long time they tried out last year but did not make the team this was different the made the the play gray and had lot of ways this book is about family and hard work i would tell people /5. Baseball became the favorite pastime in Latin countries just as it had in the US. There was something about the game that captivated young Latinos. "Just like any kid in the Dominican Republic - then and now - this bug, or whatever it is about the game, runs in the veins of every Dominican boy," says Felipe Alou.


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