Latinos and America’s Game: Baseball, Race, and the Color Line

Lecture Description

Latinos became Major League Baseball’s (MLB) minority-majority in the 1980s; their story in U.S. professional baseball dates back to the 1860s, however. This lecture examines how the participation of Latino players affected the working of professional baseball’s color line, and how these individuals were racialized as non-white Others. In so doing, it explores the racial and labor processes through which Latinos entered US professional baseball that resulted in the majority of Latinos participating in the Negro Leagues during MLB’s color line era and their becoming MLB’s largest racialized minority in the late 20th century.

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Latino Latina Sports and Recreation

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