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Away games : the life and times of a Latin baseball player

Author: Marcos Bretón; José Luis Villegas
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Away Games, first published in 1999, journalists Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas examine the story of Latin baseball as seen through the eyes of Miguel Tejada, a young Dominican shortstop and one of many promising Latin prospects in the Oakland A's organization."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Miguel Tejada; Miguel Tejada
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcos Bretón; José Luis Villegas
ISBN: 0826322328 9780826322326
OCLC Number: 42475783
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1999.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Dream --
1. Miguel Tejada --
2. "A Boatload Mentality" --
3. The Haitian Bus --
4. The Way North --
5. "It's Not Our Game" --
6. Following Jackie's Lead --
7. Los Caminos de la Vida (The Paths of Life) --
8. Baseball's Latin Barrio --
9. Grandes Ligas.
Responsibility: Marcos Bretón and José Luis Villegas.

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The story of Latino players in the major leagues from the perspective of Miguel Tejada, who overcomes abject poverty to succeed, and also of the many who were discarded along the way. Tejeda was  Read more...

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aThis is an important and well-told story in baseball, which may well foretell a future where the pro rosters are dominated by these talented and hungry escapees from the barrio.a

 
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