The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic (Paperback)
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The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic (Paperback)

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Paperback 217 Pages / Published: 01/02/1999
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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 other major league stars.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803289789
Number of pages: 217
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"In the Dominican Republic . . . baseball reigns supreme. San Pedro de Macoris, on the island's southeast coast, has produced more major league ballplayers per capita than any other town in the world. 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.' . . . Ruck offers not only the flavor of Dominican baseball but a spirited and carefully crafted account of the past and present of this complicated game. . . . A rarity in sports history."-Journal of American History * Journal of American History *
"Fans should want to know why such a little Caribbean island has so much baseball talent. . . . On this literally dirt-poor island, baseball is the Dream, the Salvation, the stabilizing societal force. . . . Baseball is all there is."-Baseball America * Baseball America *
"Impressive . . . captures the spirit of the sport as it is played in the Dominican Republic."-Journal of Sport History * Journal of Sport History *

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