BaseballBy Latino USA Apr 1, 2016
This week, Latino USA explores the past, present and future of baseball. From the history of how Latino players bent the rules of the color line in the years before Jackie Robinson, to the story of how and why Dominican fans started showing up at Boston’s notoriously white Fenway Park, to the challenges that immigrant players face on their journey to the major leagues.
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Enjoyed the show. One very important fact that was missing about Red Sox History: Ted Williams was a Chicano. His mother was Mexican. Williams never advertized this fact as far as I know.
One of the most important Red Sox players in the 1970s was Cuban Luis Tiant, which was, if memory serves, a racially diverse team. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Tiant
This episode is fantastic! I’d like to refer my students (I teach Spanish and French to middle and high school students) to this particular show, but I cannot seem to find a link to the audio. Is it available? How can I get it?