Havana Hardball

Havana Hardball

Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League

Book - 2015
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"Havana Hardball captures the excitement of the Cuban League's greatest pennant race and the anticipation of the looming challenge to MLB's color barrier. Illuminating one of the sport's most pivotal seasons, veteran journalist César Brioso brings together a rich mix of worlds as the heyday of Latino baseball converged with one of the most socially meaningful events in U.S. history,"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780813061160
Branch Call Number: 796.357 B7729H 2015
Characteristics: xv, 301 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm


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Havana was the epicenter of baseball in the winter of 1947; not only was the greatest championship series in Cuban baseball history being played, but the Brooklyn Dodgers, with rookie Jackie Robinson, were holding spring training there on integrated turf in anticipation of breaking the Major Leag... Read More »

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