Cuban Star:

How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball
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Join us when Adrian Burgos, Jr. discusses his  book CUBAN STAR.  In this raucous biography he brings to life  Alejandro “Alex” Pompez.   A proud and boisterous Negro League team owner, Alex Pompez rose to prominence during Latino baseball’s earliest glory days. As a passionate and steadfast advocate for Latino players, he helped bring baseball into the modern age. Pompez presided over the twilight of the Negro League, holding it together as long as possible in the face of integration even as he helped his players make the transition to the majors. In his later days as a scout, he championed some of the brightest future Latino stars and became one of Latin America’s most vocal advocates for the game. A book sale by Readers books follows the event.


Delicious Desserts: Alice Medrich speaks
星期二, 2015年10月13日, 2:30 pm
Main 總圖書館, Koret 禮堂
Slavery: Ancient Greece and Rome vs. the American South
星期三, 2015年10月14日, 7:00 pm
Merced 分館, Merced 公眾範圍
Between His Walking Words/Entre Sus Palabras Andantes
星期日, 2015年10月18日, 3:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, Latino/Hispanic 會議室 A 和 B