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The pride of Havana : a history of Cuban baseball

Author: Roberto González Echevarría
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the first amateur leagues of the 1860s to the exploits of Livan and Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez, here is the definitive history of baseball in Cuba. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria expertly traces the arc of the game, intertwining its heroes and their stories with the politics, music, dance, and literature of the Cuban people. What emerges is more than a story of balls and strikes, but a richly detailed history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto González Echevarría
ISBN: 0195146050 9780195146059 0195069919 9780195069914
OCLC Number: 46601626
Description: xiii, 464 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. First Pitch --
2. The Last Game --
3. From a House Divided to a Full House --
4. A Cuban Belle Epoque --
5. The Golden Age --
6. The Great Amateur Era --
7. The Revival of the Cuban League --
8. The Age of Gold --
9. Baseball and Revolution.
Responsibility: Roberto González Echevarrı́a.


Explores the rich history of baseball in Cuba and the social, political, and cultural climate through which the game has thrived.  Read more...


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Cuba's love affair with the American bat and ball is given encyclopedic treatment in The Pride of Havana ... the prose is as smooth and powerful as a good pitch delivery ... Best of all is the Read more...

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