Finding Baseball's Next Clemente

Finding Baseball's Next Clemente

Combating Scandal in Latino Recruiting

Book - 2015
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This book examines what it takes for Latino youngsters to beat the odds, overcoming cultural and racial barriers--and a corrupt recruitment system--to play professional baseball in the United States.

* Provides a historical overview of the increasing numbers of Latin Americans in Major League Baseball and its minor league system

* Details the corrupt recruitment system in several Latin American countries that, in most cases, leads aspiring youngsters on a fruitless quest for a professional baseball contract

* Highlights the careers of players, especially Roberto Clemente, who became role models for young Latin American players

* Offers a brief history of the origin of baseball in Latin American countries, drawing on unique documentary material from the National Archives

* Uses recent, first-person interviews to share examples of how some individuals and institutions are attempting to reform the system

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2015]
ISBN: 9781440830334
1440830339
Branch Call Number: 796.3576 BRUNS
Characteristics: xx, 216 pages ; 25 cm.

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