Presents profiles of fourteen Latino baseball players who, from 1900 through the 1960s, were pioneers of the sport in their home countries and the United States.
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: Baseball is enormously popular in Latin America, and many of the sportÃ¢ÂÂs greatest players are from south of the border. Fourteen of these superstars, from 1900 to the 1960s, are profiled here. Modeled on traditional baseball cards, the book features stats and anecdotes about 14 pioneering Latino players ranging from Dolf Luque, the Cuban pitcher who became the first Latin American star in the major leagues, to Roberto Clemente, the legendary Puerto Rican outfielder of the 1950s and 1960s. ÃÂ¡Beisbol! also recalls the hardships Latino players have faced and how they have contributed to baseball history. Ã¢ÂÂWill be a welcome addition to any baseball collection.Ã¢ÂÂ Ã¢ÂÂ School Library Journal