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Reception for the Authors of the book "Mexican-American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley"

Reception for the authors Dr. Richard Santillan, Camila Alva-Lopez, and James H. Aguirre

They will trace the roots of the passion and gusto with which the Mexican-American community took up and energized the sport of baseball. Upstairs in the Meeting Room.

From “Mexican American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley” puts on record the resounding and brilliant history of baseball and softball in this vibrant and colorful region. Since the early 1900s, baseball and softball have brought boundless joy and immense honor to their fans, families, and neighborhoods. The rich memories of baseball and softball serve as critical prisms to better understand community history; the struggle for social, educational, and cultural equality; the untold contributions of women; the critical role of immigration and labor movements; economic autonomy; political self-determination; and an unmatched love for sports. These breathtaking images and extraordinary stories shed unparalleled light on baseball and softball in this celebrated area of California.”"

Earlier Event: January 15
Friends of the San Gabriel Library Meeting
Later Event: January 22
Moon Gazing with JPL Staff