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Away Games: The Life and Times of a Latin Ballplayer

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As early as 1902, 53 years before Roberto Clemente made his mark in the major leagues and 45 before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, Latino men were playing baseball as professionals in the United States. Today they are the new cash crop from the Caribbean and Central and South America: the young Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans, Mexicans, and Venezuelans who ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 6th 1999 by Simon & Schuster
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Steve Kettmann
Apr 28, 2010 Steve Kettmann rated it really liked it
My review published in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1999:

AWAY GAMES

The Life and Times of a Latin Ball Player By Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas Simon & Schuster; 272 pages; $23

Miguel Tejada was not the only one who scored big when the Oakland A's installed him as their starting shortstop last year, completing a remarkable journey that started in the Bani barrio of Los Barrancones in the Dominican Republic.

The authors of this fine study, Sacramento Bee staffers Marcos Breton (writer)
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Stella
Oct 15, 2007 Stella rated it really liked it
I love Miguel Tejada. The writing is not so great in this book. But it's worth it if you want a glimpse into baseball from the perspective of the up and coming experience of someone from the Dominican Republic and trying to break through into the American sport.
Chris Schaffer
Apr 18, 2015 Chris Schaffer rated it it was ok
Interesting stuff on the difference with signing Latin/Dominican players vs. American ones..but otherwise pretty much meh.
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An eye-opening look into the hopes and dreams of some of Major League Baseball's future stars.
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