The New Face of Baseball

The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport

by Tim Wendel

On Sale: 07/06/2004

The New Face of Baseball

The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport

by Tim Wendel

On Sale: 07/06/2004

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About the Book

Going as far back as the mid-nineteenth century, to the early days of Cuban baseball, Wendel traces the spread of American baseball fever in the Caribbean and Mexico; discusses lesser-known historical standouts, including Adolfo Luque and Martin Dihigo; and describes the days when only light-skinned Latinos wereallowed to participate in Major League competition as well as the linguistic barrier many Latinos faced when playing on teams with "English only" rules.

Featuring interviews with Latino superstars past and present; a foreword by Bob Costas; the first-ever-published Latino All-Century Team, featuring players selected by Omar Minaya; and photos taken by award-winning Sports Illustrated photographer Victor Baldizon, The New Face of Baseball helps fans of America's favorite pastime to understand the history of those who bring hope and honor every season to the teams they have given their lives to, and the Hispanic culture that, if allowed, can lie hidden and unnoticed under a team jersey.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060536329
  • ISBN 10: 0060536322
  • Imprint: It Books
  • On Sale: 07/06/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects
  • BISAC2 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Coaching / Baseball
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Social History
  • BISAC4 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • BISAC5 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / General
  • BISAC6 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • BISAC7 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Statistics
  • BISAC8 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • BISAC9 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
  • BISAC10 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / Essays & Writings
  • BISAC11 : SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History

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