The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris

Mark Kurlansky


"A brilliant social historical past" from the writer of Salt and Cod (USA Today)

within the Dominican Republic city of San Pedro de Macorís, baseball is frequently visible because the simply approach to a greater existence. in case you make it, the million-dollar paychecks from significant League Baseball suggest that not just they, yet their complete households to boot, were kept from grinding poverty. The winning few set an instance that dazzles the pals they left at the back of. yet for almost all, this dream is illusory.

In The jap Stars, big apple Times bestselling writer Mark Kurlansky finds the relationship among international locations' love affair with a recreation, and the awesome trip of impoverished San Pedro and its baseball players-including Rico Carty, Albert Pujols, Robinson Canó, Sammy Sosa, and Alfonso Soriano-who have sought freedom from poverty via enjoying ball.

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