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Author Marcano Guevara, Arturo J., 1968-

Title Stealing lives : the globalization of baseball and the tragic story of Alexis Quiroz / Arturo J. Marcano Guevara and David P. Fidler.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2002]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 252 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-245) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Building the global ballpark. The "golden age" of Latin American baseball talent in major league baseball -- The globalization of baseball -- The structure and dynamics of major league baseball's recruitment of foreign baseball talent -- pt. 2. Exploitation and mistreatment in the global ballpark: the tragic story of Alexis Quiroz. "Papá, I want to play baseball!" -- Going to Vietnam -- In baseball purgatory -- The Mesa miracle -- The Dominican disaster -- "That's just your story" -- The pursuit of justice goes terribly wrong -- Seventh-inning stretch: Chicago, New York, Maracay -- The final inning -- part 3. Repairing the global ballpark. Human rights, labor standards, and major league baseball's exploitation of children in Latin America -- Global ballpark repair strategies.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Summary While some Latin American superstars have overcome a history of discrimination to strike gold in baseball's big leagues, there are thousands more who never make it to 'The Show'. Stealing Lives focuses on the plight of one Venezuelan teenager and documents the abuses that take place as baseball becomes a globalized business. The authors reveal that in their efforts to secure cheap labor, Major League teams often violate basic human rights.
Subject Quiroz, Alexis.
Major League Baseball (Organization) -- Corrupt practices.
Baseball players -- Recruiting -- Latin America.
Baseball players -- Abuse of -- Latin America.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- Essays & Writings.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- Statistics.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History.
Major League.
Added Author Fidler, David P.
Other Form: Print version: Marcano Guevara, Arturo J., 1968- Stealing lives. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002 0253341914 (DLC) 2002005638 (OCoLC)49583249
ISBN 0253109566 (electronic bk.)
9780253109569 (electronic bk.)
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