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Baseball's First Mexican-American Star: The Amazing Story of Leo Najo

ByNoe Torres

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Long before minority players became an accepted part of professional baseball in the United States, a blazing-fast Mexican-American outfielder named Leo Najo rose to national prominence. Overcoming great personal adversity and the racial prejudice of the day, he transformed himself into one of the greatest players of the early 20th century. When Najo debuted in 1924 with the San Antonio Bears of the Class A Texas League, he electrified standing room only crowds with his incredible speed and astonishing outfield catches. After Najo was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1925, the Washington Post called him one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His meteoric rise to stardom opened the doors of professional baseball for the many outstanding Hispanic players that have since followed. Selected a 2006 Book of the Year.

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Publication Date
Apr 13, 2008
Language
English
Category
Sports
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Noe Torres

Specifications

Pages
168
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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