Mexican american baseball in los angeles

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Mexican American Baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles by Richard A. Santillan

Mexican American Baseball on the Westside of Los Angeles pays homage to the teams, players, coaches, and umpires in Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, West Los Angeles, and other surrounding communities who brought immeasurable respect and nonstop enjoyment to their loving families, unwavering fans, and pride-filled neighborhoods. From the 1920s to the present, baseball and softball have provided far-reaching educational opportunities, reaffirmed ethnic identity, restructured gender roles for women, promoted political self-determination, and developed economic autonomy. Games were exceptional times when Mexican Americans found safe haven from exhausting labor and blatant discrimination. These unparalleled photographs and significant stories spread extra light on the bountiful history of this distinctive region of Los Angeles.
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Mexican-American Billionaire/Owner of the Anaheim Angels MLB Team

Rescued from history: The baseball teams of East Los Angeles

Author Francisco E. The project provided the vintage photographs presented here. Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles. Francisco E. Balderrama , Richard A.

Look Inside. Overview Details Author Reviews Overview. Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles highlights the unforgettable teams, players, and coaches who graced the hallowed fields of East Los Angeles between and and brought immense joy and honor to their neighborhoods. Off the field, these players and their families helped create the multibillion-dollar wealth that depended on their backbreaking labor. More than a game, baseball and softball were political instruments designed to promote and empower civil, political, cultural, and gender rights, confronting head-on the reactionary forces of prejudice, intolerance, sexism, and xenophobia. A century later, baseball and softball are more popular than ever in East Los Angeles.

On rare occasions, you might catch sight of grown men in crisp white and sky-blue uniforms kicking up clouds of dust at the diamond on 4th Street and Evergreen Avenue. The team was sponsored by the Carmelita Provision Co. Many of the Los Chorizeros players were part of labor and civil rights organizations. Since the team drew large crowds, baseball fields became a political space used for voter registration, citizenship drives, collecting donations for discrimination lawsuits, and informing fans of protests against businesses that did not hire or serve Mexican Americans. Willie Davis, a former Dodger from Roosevelt, played for Shorty. The last two chapters are reserved for East L. About Us.

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Look Inside. Balderrama and Richard A. Santillan, Foreword by Samuel O. Overview Details Author Reviews Overview. Images of Baseball: Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles celebrates the flourishing culture of the great pastime in East Los Angeles and other communities where a strong sense of Mexican identity and pride was fostered in a sporting atmosphere of both fierce athleticism and social celebration. From , with the establishment of the Mexican immigrant community, to the rise of Fernandomania in the s, baseball diamonds in greater Los Angeles were both proving grounds for youth as they entered their educations and careers, and the foundation for the talented Forty-Sixty Club, comprised of players of at least 40, and often over 60, years of age.

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Richard A. Santillan is professor emeritus of ethnic and women studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Mexican American Baseball in East Los Angeles highlights the unforgettable teams, players, and coaches who graced the hallowed fields of East Los Angeles between and and brought immense joy and honor to their neighborhoods. Off the field, these players and their families helped create the multibillion-dollar wealth that depended on their backbreaking labor. More than a game, baseball and softball were political instruments designed to promote and empower civil, political, cultural, and gender rights, confronting head-on the reactionary forces of prejudice, intolerance, sexism, and xenophobia.

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