The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic by Rob RuckThe Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic by Rob Ruck

The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic

byRob Ruck

Paperback | February 1, 1999

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In a new afterword Rob Ruck looks at the current state of baseball in the country that has produced Sammy Sosa and many other major league stars.
Rob Ruck teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh and other books. He was project director for the film Kings on the Hill, an Emmy-winning documentary on Negro League baseball.
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Title:The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican RepublicFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:217 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803289782

ISBN - 13:9780803289789

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The Dominican Republic has been responsible for many of the greatest major league baseball talents of our time. In The Tropic of Baseball, Rob Ruck examines the place where every kid grows up with a bat and a ball in his hands. It presents not only a flavour of Dominican baseball, but also an in-depth account of the past and present of this complicated game.

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"Impressive . . . captures the spirit of the sport as it is played in the Dominican Republic."—Journal of Sport History
- Journal of Sport History