Overview:Mike Torrez: A Baseball Biography - The history of baseball is filled with players whose careers were defined by one bad play. Mike Torrez is remembered as the pitcher who gave up the infamous three-run homer to Bucky ""Bleeping"" Dent in the 1978 playoffs tie-breaker between the Red Sox and Yankees. Yet Torrez's life added up to much more than his worst moment on the mound. Coming from a vibrant Mexican American community that settled in Topeka, Kansas, in the early 1900s, he made it to the Majors by his own talent and efforts, with the help of an athletic program for Mexican youth that spread through the Midwest, Texas and Mexico during the 20th century. He was in the middle of many transformative events of the 1970s-such as the rise of free agency-and was an ethnic role model in the years before the ""Fernandomania"" of 1981. This book covers Torrez's life and career as the winningest Mexican American pitcher in Major League history.

This book is on page /dab2ca502f3ba773ca68bf5353ad5292/book/1603725644-9780786496327. It was written by the following authors: Ruth Stiles Gannett, Ruth Chrisman Gannett, Jorge Iber. Book Mike Torrez: A Baseball Biography, which can be read online, published by the company: Creative Commons, McFarland & CoInc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Teenage, History, True Stories, Sports Books, Fiction, Biography, Children's. The book was published on 2016-07-30 00:00:00. It has 268 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 363 g. File for download Mike Torrez: A Baseball Biography has PDF format and is called mike-torrez-a-baseball-biography.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our rapidsport.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.

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