Asian Pacific Americans and Baseball: A History

Asian Pacific Americans and Baseball: A History

by Joel S. Franks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786432912
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joel S. Franks is a lecturer of Asian American studies and American studies at San Jose State University, and has written several books about Asian American and sports history. He lives in Cupertino, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 5



I. Baseball and Imperial America in the Philippines and Hawaii 15

II. Baseball and Asian Pacific American Communities on the Hawaiian Islands 35

III. Baseball and Asian Pacific American Communities on the American Mainland 56

IV. Asian Pacific American Amateurs and Semi-Pros 73

V. Barnstorming the Mainland with the Hawaiian Travelers, 1912–1916 101

VI. Asian Pacific American Minor Leaguers 127

VII. Asian Pacific American Big Leaguers in the United States and Japan 157



Afterword 191

Chapter Notes 193

References 209

Index 213

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