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Author Santillan, Richard.

Title Mexican American baseball in the Inland Empire / Richard A. Santillan, Mark A. Ocegueda, and Terry A. Cannon ; foreword by José M. Alamillo.

Imprint Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    796.357 SAN    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.357 SAN    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    796.357 SAN    Available
Description 127 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Images of baseball
Images of baseball.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 126).
Contents Mexican American baseball : the Golden State -- Mexican American baseball : the San Bernardino Valley -- Mexican American baseball : Corona, Riverside, and the Coachella Valley -- Mexican American baseball : the Pomona Valley -- Transnational and military baseball : Mexican Americans playing abroad -- Professional baseball : American dreams for Mexican Americans -- The Latino Baseball History Project : El Campo de Sueños.
Summary 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.--From publisher description.
Subject Baseball -- California -- Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -- History.
Baseball -- California -- Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Hispanic American baseball players -- California -- Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest)
Hispanic American baseball players -- California -- Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Ocegueda, Mark A.
Cannon, Terry A.
ISBN 9780738593166 (pbk.)
0738593168 (pbk.)

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