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Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley (Paperback) (Richard A. Santillan & Victoria C.
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Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley explores the teams and players that dotted the valley landscape throughout the 20th century. In a time and place where Mexican Americans were closed off from many city recreation centers, neighborhoods formed their own teams. Baseball and softball reinforced community and regional ties, strengthened family bonds, instilled discipline and dedication that translated into future professional careers, provided women opportunities outside their traditional roles in the home, and fostered lifelong friendships. These photographs serve as a lens to both local sports history and Mexican American history.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Social Science, Sports + Recreation
Series Title: Images of Baseball
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Richard A. Santillan & Victoria C. Norton & Christopher Docter & Monica Ortez & Richard Arroyo
Street Date: October 19, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9569