Baseball and the Dominican Republic

Apr 20, 2010

In San Pedro de Marcoris in the Dominican Republic, baseball is a way to dream; a passageway out of the impoverished life in a sugar plantation town. Baseball is a bit of an obsession, and by the year 2008, nearly 80 players in the Major Leagues came from San Pedro. In his book, The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Marcoris, writer Mark Kurlansky chronicles the inspiring story of these boys and their breakthroughs into America’s pastime.

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