Beisbol!: Pioneros y Leyendas del B'Isbol Latino (Paperback)
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Baseball, known as America's favorite pastime, is a favorite sport in Latin America as well. In this fascinating and colorfully written collection of profiles, author/illustrator Jonah Winter -- following the success of FAIR BALL , his earlier book on the Negro Leagues -- gives us a guide to Latino heroes, including little known pioneers of the sport.Readers learn stats and anecdotes about fourteen players including Dolf Luque, the Cuban pitcher who became the first Latin American star in the major leagues; Roberto Clemente, the legendary Puerto Rican outfielder of the 1950s and 1960s; and Felipe Alou, the first full-time Dominican star in the majors who later became the first Latin American Manager of the Year. Each profile is accompanied by a stunning portrait rendered to resemble traditional baseball cards. Translated from Beisbol Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends, B'isbol Pioneros y leyandas del b'isbol Latino recalls the drama of Latin American stars with all the color, grit, and style that should now be part of U.S. baseball history.