Jamail, Milton H.
- Publication date:
- Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2000.
- xvii, 182 p., plates : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
- Title Variation:
Inside Cuban baseball
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Cuban baseball and the United States
- "It begins with the dreams of their fathers" : baseball and national identity in Cuba
- Beisbol revolucionario : the best amateur baseball in the world
- How ten million managers learn about baseball
- "We work up from the dream too late" : crisis in Cuban baseball
- The defectors
- The defection of the banned
- The return of Rendimiento : the 37th and 38th Series Nacionales
- "Bring on the gold rush" : major league baseball and Cuba
- Beyond the embargo and Fidel
- Epilogue: From the Bay of Pigs to Baltimore.
"In his comprehensive and vibrant picture of baseball in Cuba, Milton H. Jamail explores the sport's relationship to U.S. baseball. Jamail, whose personal love of the game matches that of the Cubans, examines the roots and traditions of baseball on the island and explains why Cubans play such excellent baseball. His analysis of the development of Cuban baseball after the 1959 takeover by Fidel Castro includes a detailed description of the formation of the Cuban amateur baseball system that has dominated international competitions for more than three decades."-- Book jacket.