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  • Author:
    Rob Ruck
  • ISBN:
    0803289782
  • ISBN13:
    978-0803289789
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  • Publisher:
    Bison Books; 2nd edition (February 1, 1999)
  • Pages:
    217 pages
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    Baseball
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In the Dominican Republic. baseball reigns supreme.

In the Dominican Republic. According to former big leaguer Pedro Gonzalez, ‘Every boy grows up with a bat and a ball-it’s the first present a male baby gets in his crib. A rarity in sports history. -Journal of American History.

Home Browse Books Book details, The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the. To say that I was treated graciously and accorded undeserved respect while in the Dominican Republic would be understating it. The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic. I am especially thankful to the Rev. Joseph Ainslie, Manuel Joaquín Báez Vargas, Roberto Caines, Cuqui Cordova, Leonel Fernández, Tito Her-. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

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The Tropic of Baseball book. In a new afterword Rob Ruck looks at the current state of baseball.

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In a new afterword Rob Ruck looks at the current state of baseball in the country that has produced Sammy Sosa and many.

Baseball in the Dominican Republic. Author Bio. Rob Ruck teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh and other books. He was project director for the film Kings on the Hill, an Emmy-winning documentary on Negro League baseball.

ISBN13:9780803289789. Release Date:February 1999.

Ruck teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh and other books. About the Author: Rob Ruck teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh.

Professional Baseball in the Dominican Republic has evolved dramatically in its 100-year history. Originally there were two professional teams in the entire country; today the league consists of five teams. Santo Dominigo has two teams, Tigres del Licey, and Leones de Escojido; San Pedro de Macoris has Estrellas Orientales; Santiago has Aguilas del Cibao; and La Romana has Azucareros del Este. Each team plays a sixty game schedule that begins at the end of October and runs to February

Based on University of Pittsburgh history professor Rob Ruck’s The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican .

This is to say that with Dominican ballplayers comes a long-held uism that the way to attract attention and rise through the ranks is decidedly not by way of selectivity at the plate (think of Vlad Guerrero’s approach, for instance-though of course every case has its counter, as with Manny Ramirez’ Williams-esque eye).

In a new afterword Rob Ruck looks at the current state of baseball in the country that has produced Sammy Sosa and many other major league stars.