Armando Marsans


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Armando Marsans


Armando Marsans

Author: Peter T. Toot

language: en

Publisher: McFarland

Release Date: 2015-03-26

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Armando Marsans, who joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1911, was the first Cuban star of the major leagues. Events in baseball have often mirrored America's social development--Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color barrier is one example--and the story of Armando Marsans has much to teach about the United States and Latin America during the early 20th century. In detailing the career of Marsans, this work also recapitulates baseball history in Cuba and describes the early development of professional baseball in America. Examples of how Americans reacted to Marsans as a player and a person, and the prevalence of Latino stereotypes during this era, are fully explored. Part biography, part sociological study, this book introduces the reader to a physically gifted player and to a young, powerful America struggling to find its own identity in its new ethnic makeup.

Latino Baseball's Hottest Hitters


Latino Baseball's Hottest Hitters

Author: Mark Stewart

language: en

Publisher: ediciones Lerner

Release Date: 2002-01-01

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A history of Latino baseball players in the United States, along with individual biographies of current star players, concentrating on hitters.

Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States


Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States

Author: Nick C. Wilson

language: en

Publisher: McFarland

Release Date: 2016-04-05

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From 1900 through the 1940s Latino baseball players suffered discrimination, poor accommodations, low pay and homesickness to play a game they loved. Those who were both talented and light-skinned enough to make it to the majors were mocked for being foreign. Those in the Negro Leagues were, like African American ballplayers, segregated and largely ignored by the public and major league scouts. Building on the work of researchers who focused on the seasons and careers of these pioneer athletes, Nick Wilson draws on primary documents and interviews to round out our knowledge of the players as people. José Méndez, Miguel González, Luis Tiant, Sr., Martín Dihigo, Rodolfo Fernández, Roberto Ortiz, Cristóbal Torriente, Hiram Bithorn and Pedro “Preston” Gómez are only a few examples of the players included here. Appendices on “Americans Who Positively Influenced Latin Migration” and “Latinos and the Washington Senators Spring Training Camps, 1939–1942” are included, along with 26 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index.