Mexican American Baseball in Orange County

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Images of Baseball: Mexican American Baseball in Orange County celebrates the once-vibrant culture of baseball and softball teams from Placentia, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Westminster, San Juan Capistrano, and nearby towns. Baseball allowed men and women to showcase their athletic and leadership skills, engaged family members, and enabled community members to develop social and political networks. Players from the barrios and colonias of La Fábrica, Campo Colorado, La Jolla, Logan, Cypress Street, El Modena, and La Colonia Independencia, among others, affirmed their Mexican and American identities through their sport. Such legendary teams as the Placentia Merchants, the Juveniles of La Habra, the Lionettes de Orange, the Toreros of Westminster, and the Road Kings of Colonia 17th made weekends memorable. Players and their families helped create the economic backbone and wealth evident in Orange County today. This book sheds light on powerful images and stories of the Mexican American community.
ISBN: 9780738596730
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Richard A. Santillán, professor emeritus at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and coauthors Susan C. Luévano, librarian at California State University, Long Beach; Luis F. Fernández, public historian specializing in Mexican American history; and Angelina F. Veyna, professor at Santa Ana College, serve as advisors to the Latino Baseball History Project in San Bernardino. This book is made possible due to the many photographs donated by community members.
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