Watch author José Ramírez as he talks about his latest book, “Cuba and the “Last” Baseball Season”.
The migration of Cuban born baseball players since the 1800s to the present time to and from their homeland serves as the foundation of a significant period of time in the Cuban baseball history.
The primary focus of this book is the story about baseball players in Cuba and in the U.S. Minors who learned of their inability to pursue their dreams to play professional baseball in their home country. This came about following the decision by the Castro regime to abolish professional baseball at the end of the 1960-61 season.
Players were faced with the dilemma to either leave behind their family, home, friends and their beloved homeland, in order to play baseball professionally knowing they may never see them again.
Copies of the book are available for purchase here.
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