Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley

Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley

eBook - 2015
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Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley explores the teams and players that dotted the valley landscape throughout the 20th century. In a time and place where Mexican Americans were closed off from many city recreation centers, neighborhoods formed their own teams. Baseball and softball reinforced community and regional ties, strengthened family bonds, instilled discipline and dedication that translated into future professional careers, provided women opportunities outside their traditional roles in the home, and fostered lifelong friendships. These photographs serve as a lens to both local sports history and Mexican American history.
Publisher: [United States] : Arcadia Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781439653982
1439653984
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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