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HISPANIC American baseball players BASEBALL -- History Hispanic Apr99 Vol 13 Issue 4 p42 2p 1c Details the history of Hispanic American baseball players Trials and tribulations that parallel the Hispanic community Hunger of the Hispanic Americans for recognition in the field of baseball Importance of the Latin contingent in American baseball Language barrier Racism Expansion of baseballs Latin contingent in baseball This title is not held locally Click here to mark for print BASEBALL -- History Go To Citation VIVA BASEBALL Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special HungerThe successes of todays Hispanic ballplayers are not surprising Consider the home-run racebetween Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa which took place during the 1998 baseball seasonWhile McGwire may hold the record Sosas achievements were equally noted and received wideLatinos however have not always been welcomed by Americas favorite game In Viva BaseballSamuel O Regalado documents the history of Latino ballplayers chronicling trials and tribulationsthat parallel the Hispanic community itself The history begins in 1871 and delves into the stories ofRegalado the nephew of former major leaguer Rudy Regalado is a professor of history at theCalifornia State University Stanislaus He has had articles published in Journal of the West andBaseball History Reprinted from Viva Baseball Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hungerby Samuel O Regalado Copyright 1998 by the Board of Trustees of the University of IllinoisUsed with the permission
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