Mexican American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley

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Mexican American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley puts on record the resounding and brilliant history of baseball and softball in this vibrant and colorful region. Since the early 1900s, baseball and softball have brought boundless joy and immense honor to their fans, families, and neighborhoods. The rich memories of baseball and softball serve as critical prisms to better understand community history; the struggle for social, educational, and cultural equality; the untold contributions of women; the critical role of immigration and labor movements; economic autonomy; political self-determination; and an unmatched love for sports. These breathtaking images and extraordinary stories shed unparalleled light on baseball and softball in this celebrated area of California.
ISBN: 9781467129701
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of Baseball
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard A. Santillán is professor emeritus of ethnic and women studies at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Coauthors are Camila Alva López, museum curator and board member of the San Gabriel Historical Association; James H. Aguirre, San Gabriel author and historian of Native Americans; Donna Galván, lupus awareness advocate and Native American civil rights supporter; and Mark R. García, former San Gabriel Valley player and longtime MLB scout.
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