Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire, California (Images of Baseball Series)

Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire, California (Images of Baseball Series)

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by Richard A. Santillan, Mark A. Ocegueda, Terry A. Cannon
     
 

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Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire celebrates the thriving culture of former teams from Pomona, Ontario, Cucamonga, Chino, Claremont, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside, Corona, Beaumont, and the Coachella Valley. From the early 20th century through the 1950s, baseball diamonds in the Inland Empire provided unique opportunities for nurturing athletic

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Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire celebrates the thriving culture of former teams from Pomona, Ontario, Cucamonga, Chino, Claremont, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside, Corona, Beaumont, and the Coachella Valley. From the early 20th century through the 1950s, baseball diamonds in the Inland Empire provided unique opportunities for nurturing athletic and educational skills, ethnic identity, and political self-determination for Mexican Americans during an era of segregation. Legendary men's and women's teams--such as the Corona Athletics, San Bernardino's Mitla Café, the Colton Mercuries, and Las Debs de Corona--served as an important means for Mexican American communities to examine civil and educational rights and offer valuable insight on social, cultural, and gender roles. These evocative photographs recall the often-neglected history of Mexican American barrio baseball clubs of the Inland Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738593166
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/07/2012
Series:
Images of Baseball Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,162,261
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Author Richard A. Santillan, professor emeritus of ethnic and women studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and coauthors Mark A. Ocegueda, PhD student in history at the University of California, Irvine, and Terry A. Cannon, executive director of the Baseball Reliquary, serve as advisors to the Latino Baseball History Project in San Bernardino. The project and players' families provided the vintage photographs presented here.

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Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire, California (Images of Baseball Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An exceptional book...of the History of the Mexican American Baseball Player's in the Inland Empire. There is so much history baseball history which has been covered in this book. I am so proud to say, that my father was a part of this baseball history. He played for the Mercuries....this book will be a family keepsake that I will pass on to my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. As a current baseball player this book inspired me and I learned so much from it. Used it as a college research topic for History.