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Far From Home: Latino Baseball Players in America


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From Argentina and Venezuela to the Dominican Republic and the rest of the Caribbean, thousands of boys grow up playing sandlot ball and planning a big-league career. Inspired by Latino greats who paved the way, young men head north in hopes of baseball success—but often find themselves in far different situations.

Photographer José Luis Villegas and sportswriter Tim Wendel dramatically reveal the energy, talent, and hard-driving ambition of these determined players, both the few who make it and the many who don't. This isn't just another compendium of highlights—it's a bold and sometimes heartbreaking look at the ups and downs of chasing a dream.

  • Hardcover
  • 216 pages, 100 photographs
  • 8 1/2" x 10"
  • © 2008