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Cuban star : how one Negro-League owner changed the face of baseball

Author: Adrian Burgos
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shares the story of Negro League team owner Alex Pompez's founding of a notorious Harlem numbers racket as part of his efforts to finance the New York Cubans, describing his role in retaining the team throughout integration, transitioning players to the majors, and achieving a Negro League World Series Championship.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Alex Pompez; Alex Pompez; Alex Pompez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Burgos
ISBN: 9780809094790 0809094797 9780809037209 0809037203
OCLC Number: 665064386
Description: xvi, 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rising star. Roots and routes ; Making Harlem home ; Launching of the Cuban Stars ; The rise and fall of a numbers king ; Witness for the state --
A world made new. Rebuilding the "Latins from Manhattan" ; Glory days ; Scouting the Americas for Giants ; From Cuban Stars to Dominican Giants ; Into the shadows.
Responsibility: Adrian Burgos, Jr.

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Shares the story of Negro League team owner Alex Pompez's founding of a notorious Harlem numbers racket as part of his efforts to finance the New York Cubans, describing his role in retaining the team throughout integration, transitioning players to the majors, and achieving a Negro League World Series Championship.

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