Away Games: The Life and Times of a Latin Ball Player

Away Games: The Life and Times of a Latin Ball Player

by Marcos Breton, Jose Luis Villegas
     
 

The heartwrenching story of Latinos in the Major Leagues told through the personal struggles of Miguel Tejada, a young Dominican hopeful who saw baseball as his only escape from the poverty of his country. photo insert. See more details below

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The heartwrenching story of Latinos in the Major Leagues told through the personal struggles of Miguel Tejada, a young Dominican hopeful who saw baseball as his only escape from the poverty of his country. photo insert.

Editorial Reviews

Nicholas Dawidoff
It's a familiar story in many ways, the intersection of poverty, athletics and capitalism....very raw....[I]t's also powerful and, at times, it really moves.
The New York Times Book Review
Kirkus Reviews
A clutch hit revealing the miseria ("misery") of the impoverished, lonely, and disdained Latino baseball players, both before and after the two percent of prospects get a chance in the grandes ligas ("big leagues").

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684849911
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/02/1999
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)

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