The Eastern Stars

The Eastern Stars

How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro De Macorís

Book - 2010
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In his distinctive style, Kurlansky examines the staggering amount of baseball talent that has originated in the impoverished area of San Pedro, in the Dominican Republic, and discovers wider meanings about place, identity, and, above all, baseball.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, c2010
ISBN: 9781594487507
Branch Call Number: 796.3570729382 K9687e 2010
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 24 cm


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The Dominican Republic has churned out some of baseball's most historic players and this book relates how most of them came from poverty but with one ultimate goal: get to the Show in MLB. A finely written account of the Hispanic influence on U.S. baseball.

Mark Kurlansky attempts to determine why the Dominican Republic produces such prodigious baseball talent.

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