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Viva Baseball! Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger

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ISBN-10: 0252073673

ISBN-13: 9780252073670

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: Samuel O. Regalado

List price: $20.95
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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 Regalado reveals the shocking racism faced by these immigrant athletes in a white culture. Only a burning desire to succeed and a grim determination to leave behind the grinding poverty of their homelands could have driven these men to continue in the face of overwhelming hostility. In addition to mining the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown, New York, and the Sporting News archives, Regalado conducted…    
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 4/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
That Special Hunger
Beginnings
Beisbol in El Norte
In Las Grandes Ligas
What Kind of Country Is This?
Strangers in the Land
Nobody Cares about Us
Pepper Blood
Adios Amigo Roberto
Fernandomania
The Spirit of the Latin
"Sammy Is the Man"
The Latinos Have Arrived
Bibliography
Index