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The Rise of the Latin American Baseball Leagues, 1947-1961 : Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela (Paperback)

Author: Hernandez, Lou

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Major League Baseball today would be unrecognizable without the large number of Latin American players and managers filling its ranks. Their strong influence on the sport can trace its beginnings to professional leagues established south of the border over six decades ago. This narrative history of Latin American baseball leagues during the 1940s and 1950s provides an in-depth, year-by-year chronicle of seasonal leagues in the seven primary baseball-playing areas in the region: Mexico, the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Panama. The success of these leagues, and their often acrimonious competition with U. S. Organized Baseball, eventually ushered in a new era of contract concessions from owners and general labor advancements for players that forever changed the game.


Publisher McFarland Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780786463848
SKU 219118565
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786463848
Release Date 9/1/2011
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0402
Publisher McFarland & Company
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