Full Count: Inside Cuban Baseball

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In his comprehensive and vibrant picture of baseball in Cuba, Milton H. Jamail explores the sport's relationship to U.S. baseball. Jamail, whose personal love of the game matches that of the Cubans, examines the roots and traditions of baseball on the island and explains why Cubans play such excellent baseball. His analysis of the development of Cuban baseball after the 1959 takeover by Fidel Castro includes a detailed description of the formation of the Cuban amateur baseball system that has dominated ...
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In his comprehensive and vibrant picture of baseball in Cuba, Milton H. Jamail explores the sport's relationship to U.S. baseball. Jamail, whose personal love of the game matches that of the Cubans, examines the roots and traditions of baseball on the island and explains why Cubans play such excellent baseball. His analysis of the development of Cuban baseball after the 1959 takeover by Fidel Castro includes a detailed description of the formation of the Cuban amateur baseball system that has dominated international competitions for more than three decades.
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“A definitive and loving account of baseball, its history, and the people who play it.”—Rod Beaton, USA Today

“Milton Jamail’s Full Count: Inside Cuban Baseball, the product of years of research and firsthand reporting, is easily the most exhaustive and detailed look at contemporary Cuban baseball. That isn’t surprising, since Jamail is arguably our country’s leading expert on the topic.”Baseball America

“Nobody understands Cuba’s passion for béisbol better than Milton Jamail. Part travelogue, part investigative report, Full Count covers all the bases.”—Tim Wendel, author of Castro’s Curveball and contributing writer for USA Today Baseball Weekly

 

“Jamail’s book is all about baseball and all about the remarkable passion the game arouses in Cuba . . . offering a complete and, at times, devastating picture of the life of a Cuban baseball player.”Business Week

 

“Jamail is that rare combination of passionate fan and studious scholar. His book draws on both rich historical sources and the “radio bemba,” the street gossip, to make it a scintillating, informative read.”Nine: A Journal of Baseball History & Culture

 

“The story of Cuban baseball is both fascinating and important, and no one could tell it better than Milton Jamail. He is a complete professional with absolute integrity.”—Omar Minaya, Assistant General Manager, New York Mets

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809324729
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Writing Baseball Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Milton H. Jamail, a regular contributor to Baseball America and USA Today Baseball Weekly since 1991, has published articles on Latin American baseball in the Washington Post, Texas Monthly, Hispanic, Vista, and the Houston Chronicle. Traveling frequently throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, Jamail has interviewed professional baseball players from Latin America and front office personnel from each of the thirty major league teams concerning the recruitment of players from Latin America. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1 Cuban Baseball and the United States 1
2 "It Begins with the Dreams of Their Fathers": Baseball and National Identity in Cuba 13
3 Beisbol Revolucionario: The Best Amateur Baseball in the World 29
4 How Ten Million Managers Learn about Baseball 47
5 "We Work Up from the Dream Too Late": Crisis in Cuban Baseball 61
6 The Defectors 73
7 The Defection of the Banned 90
8 The Return of Rendimiento: The 37th and 38th Series Nacionales 102
9 "Bring on the Gold Rush": Major League Baseball and Cuba 119
10 Beyond the Embargo and Fidel 131
Epilogue: From the Bay of Pigs to Baltimore 142
Notes 153
Bibliography 167
Index 173
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