Tony Castro

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TONY CASTRO is a Harvard and Baylor University-educated historian, Napoleon Bonaparte scholar and the author of the landmark civil rights history "Chicano Power: The Emergence of Mexican America," which Publishers Weekly acclaimed as “brilliant… a valuable contribution to the understanding of our time.”

Tony's latest book, 'Mantle: The Best There Ever Was,' was recently released by Rowman & Littlefield. It completes his Mickey Mantle Trilogy that includes Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son and DiMag & Mick: Sibling Rivals, Yankee Blood Brothers.

He is also the author of critically recognized biographies of Ernest Hemingway and baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

He is currently working on a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Roller Skating with Ronstadt

I met my best friend Alex Jacinto in the most extraordinary of ways. The fact that it was extraordinary had nothing to do with either of us. Nor even with the business that brought us together one autumn afternoon at a table in the darkened, near empty side room of the famed Hollywood Mexican restaurant Lucy's El Adobe Cafe.


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“One had to be more discerning in recognizing other Yankees players. And a program would have been of little help. In 1923, the Yankee uniforms were blank on the back. The team did not introduce uniform numbers until 1929; Ruth was given No. 3 because he batted third in the lineup and Gehrig was given No. 4 because he batted fourth. In 1923, the Yankees did not even have their famous interlocking N and Y on the left breast of their uniforms. The only similarity of those Yankees home uniforms with those of later years were the pinstripes.”
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“America’s game. It has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere. It belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution’s laws, is just as important in the sum total of our historic life.” Baseball is, to be sure, an American cultural declaration of independence. It has come to express the nation’s character—perhaps never more so than during the years immediately after a scandal threatened to ruin the integrity of the game. That time ushered in a preoccupation with defining the national conscience, and particularly defining the national identity, which Babe Ruth came to symbolize.”
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“contract. To get around this problem, the manager of the Orioles, Jack Dunn, adopted George and became his legal guardian. Young George’s relationship with Dunn led to him being given his famous name. One day Dunn brought George to the ballpark to show him the ropes. When the other players saw the new player, one remarked, “Well, here’s Jack’s newest babe.” Soon, all his teammates were calling him Babe.”
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