Havana Hardball

by Eric M. Washington. Review of Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League by César Brioso. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 2015. Print. I began to read this book on March 1, which was a very snowy day here in West Michigan. Though a bitter winter’s day here, Spring Training Baseball …

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Re-Orienting the Contemporary Narrative of African Americans in Baseball

by Eric M. Washington. It is very late on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This particular day and year marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Many historians and Americans in general consider Lincoln that most significant president in this country’s history. He was the first Republican to win a presidential election, and of course …

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