ₑ Beginning reader Alou: My Baseball Journey (English Edition) kindergarten ₥ Ebook By Peter Kerasotis ⃞

ₑ Beginning reader Alou: My Baseball Journey (English Edition) kindergarten ₥ Ebook By Peter Kerasotis ⃞ ₑ Beginning reader Alou: My Baseball Journey (English Edition) kindergarten ₥ Ebook By Peter Kerasotis ⃞ Growing up in a tiny shack in the Dominican Republic, Felipe Alou never dreamed he would be the first man to go from his country to play and manage in Major League Baseballand also the first to play in the World Series Today, the Dominican Republic produces Major League players than any country outside the United States In this extraordinary autobiography, Alou tells of his real dream to become a doctor An uncle was funding his university education when an improbable turn of events intervened at the 1955 Pan American Games There as a track and field athlete, Alou was pressed into service on the baseball field to replace a player sent home for disciplinary reasons A scout noticed Alou and offered him two hundred pesos to sign a pro contract Knowing his father owed the grocer exactly two hundred pesos, Alou signed Battling racism in the United States and political turmoil in his home country, Alou persevered, paving the way for younger brothers Matty and Jess and scores of other Dominicans, including his son Moiss A fourth Alou brother, Juan, might have joined the historic trio if not for the improbable direction his own life took Alou played seventeen years in the Major Leagues, accumulating than two thousand hits and two hundred home runs, and then managed another fourteenfour with the San Francisco Giants and ten with the Montreal Expos, where he became the winningest manager in franchise history Alou became a special friend of Roberto Clemente, roomed with Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, and Joe Torre, and suffered the tragic death of his firstborn son Alous pioneering journey is embedded in the history of baseball, the Dominican Republic, and a remarkable family. Alou: My Baseball Journey (English Edition)

    • Format Kindle
    • 336 pages
    • Alou: My Baseball Journey (English Edition)
    • Peter Kerasotis
    • Anglais
    • 2017-02-06T01:04+03:00