César Brioso - Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Brioso, a digital producer and former baseball editor for USA Today Sports, won praise for Havana Hardball, his detailed history of baseball’s landmark 1947 season, which saw the integration of the American major leagues and, in Cuba, a stunning upset in the pennant race. His new book looks at the effect of the Cuban revolution on a sport that was as much the island’s pastime as it is ours. Founded in 1878, just two years after the National League, the Cuban League was thriving and fully integrated by 1959, and had long been the winter host for players from the Major, Minor, and Negro Leagues. With Castro’s rise, the Americans stopped playing in Cuba, and Cuban teams moved to an amateur, state-sponsored model.

 

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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Last Seasons in Havana: The Castro Revolution and the End of Professional Baseball in Cuba Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781496205513
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - March 2019

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