This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Told through profiles of the men who have made it a reality, this is the complex story of the triumphs achieved byand challenges faced byLatinos who have risen to the heights of Major League Baseball. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Latino Baseball Legends: An Encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive, go-to source for everything relating to Latin American baseball stars, tracing the history of Latinos in baseball through the stories of those who have excelled at the game. Colorfully written 3,000-word entries explore the lives and careers of 25 dominant players, from legends such as Roberto Clemente to deserving, but comparatively unknown superstars such as Martin Dihigo. Shorter listings note another 75 Latinos who have figured prominently in the sport.
The entries document the importance of baseball in Latin American culture and the way it has evolved in the players' home countries, but the encyclopedia does more than that. Its profiles also expose the difficulties faced by Latino players who are forced to overcome both a language barrier and the discrimination they face because of their skin color. And they demonstrate how proficiency with a bat and ball has become a great engine that can lift families out of poverty and provide hope for indigent youths.
From superstar pitchers like Dennis Martinez and Juan Marichal to Venezuelan Ozzie Guillen, who led the Chicago White Sox to the World Series championship in 2005, Latinos loom large in America's game. In fact, nearly one-third of the players on today's Major League rosters are of Latino background. What do their stories tell us about their cultures and about the participation of Latinos in the United States?
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Buchbeschreibung Greenwood, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 313378673
Buchbeschreibung Greenwood, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0313378673