Juan Marichal

Juan Marichal

My Journey From the Dominican Republic to Cooperstown

Book - 2011
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"In "Juan Marichal: My Journey from the Dominican Republic to Cooperstown," Marichal tells the story of his rise from living in a shanty as a young boy in the Dominican Republic to his status as one of the great pitchers of all time. Along the way, he was enlisted by the son of the country's dictator to play for the national team, was threatened at gunpoint to throw a game during the Pan-American tournament in Mexico, fought homesickness as a minor league prospect in rural Indiana, got arrested following a riot in Santo Domingo, went head-to-head with some of the greatest pitchers and hitters the game has ever seen, and was involved in one of the most violent on-field incidents in baseball history, when he attacked Dodger catcher John Roseboro with a bat. Marichal offers his perspective on what the influx of Dominicans in baseball in the U.S. has meant to the game and to his home country, including reflections on lingering stereotypes, steroid scandals, and baseball in the 21st century"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : MVP Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780760340592
0760340595
Characteristics: xvi, 272 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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