Cuban Star

How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball

by Adrian Burgos Jr.

Paperback, 302 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, List Price: $16 | purchase

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Cuban Star
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How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball
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Adrian Burgos Jr.

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Cuban Star
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How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball
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Adrian Burgos Jr.

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Shares the story of Negro League team owner Alex Pompez's founding of a notorious Harlem numbers racket as part of his efforts to finance the New York Cubans, describing his role in retaining the team throughout integration, transitioning players to the majors, and achieving a Negro League World Series Championship.

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Cuban Star

How One Negro-League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball


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Copyright © 2011 Adrian Burgos, Jr.
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ISBN: 9780809094790


 
Copyright © 2011 by Adrian Burgos, Jr.

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