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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
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (viii, 252 pages) : illustrations, map
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 -- pt. 3. Repairing the global ballpark. Human rights, labor standards, and major league baseball's exploitation of children in Latin America -- Global ballpark repair strategies
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-245) and index
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Subject Quiroz, Alexis
SUBJECT Quiroz, Alexis fast
Subject Major League Baseball (Organization) -- Corrupt practices
SUBJECT Major League Baseball (Organization) fast
Subject 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.
Baseball players -- Abuse of
Discrimination in sports
Major League
Latin America
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Fidler, David P
ISBN 9780253109569