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Away Games

Away Games - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0826322326

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ISBN13: 978-0826322326
ISBN10: 0826322328
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published: 1999
International: No

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Away Games - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0826322326

Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas

ISBN13: 978-0826322326
ISBN10: 0826322328
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

''In Away Games, first published in 1999, journalists Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas examine the story of Latin baseball as seen through the eyes of Miguel Tejada, a young Dominican shortstop and one of many promising Latin prospects in the Oakland A's organization.'' ''Just as African American players electrified baseball in the 1950s, Latin ballplayers are transforming America's pastime today. Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martinez and his brother Ramon, Raul Mondesi, Manny Ramirez, and Vladimir Guerrero - they are baseball's future, and they come from places most Americans have never heard of and from lives most Americans could never even Imagine. This riveting tale of Tejada's journey from the barrios to the starting lineup of a major league team gives voice to every kid's dream of playing baseball. For some the dream ends in glory and riches, for others in harsh reality and failed potential. The story of Latin baseball is an incredible tale - baseball's last, great untold story.''--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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