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Title Latino stars in major league baseball : from Bobby Abreu to Carlos Zambrano / Jonathan Weeks.
Author Weeks, Jonathan.
Publication Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
Description xv, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 796.357 W
Summary "Some of the best players in Major League Baseball were born outside the United States, with Latino players representing one of the fastest growing ethnicities in the league. Current and former stars such as Albert Pujols, Rod Carew, and Miguel Cabrera all found incredible success in MLB. They have won major awards, guided their teams to the postseason, played in All-Star games, and an elite few have been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. [This book] celebrates the ever-increasing diversity of baseball in America. It includes more than 140 in-depth profiles of retired and active ballplayers representing countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. For many of these players, the road to "The Show" wasn't easy-- discrimination, poverty, language barriers, and government restrictions are major obstacles that Latino players have faced in the past and continue to face today. [The author] covers these struggles and more in the profiles, showing the players' strength, resiliency, and ultimately, their rise to the top of professional baseball."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Dominican Republic -- Puerto Rico -- Venezuela -- Cuba -- Panama -- Mexic0 -- Colombia -- Nicaragua -- Curacao -- Honduras -- Brazil.
Subject Hispanic American baseball players -- Biography.
Baseball players -- Latin America -- Biography.
Hispanic American baseball players -- History.
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
Hispanic American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00957345
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781442281721 (hardcover)
1442281723 (hardcover)
Standard # 40027300186

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 Central 3rd Fl - AMMS Non-Fic  796.357 W    CHECK SHELVES