"MEXICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL IN LOS ANGELES" DISCUSSION & BOOK SIGNING
The Baseball Reliquary and Latino Heritage present a baseball-related program in conjunction with their collaborative exhibition at the Pasadena Central Library. The program features a discussion with Professors Francisco E. Balderrama and Richard A. Santillan, authors of the recently-published book, Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles, and with Al Padilla and Richie Pena, two players who were an important part of the barrio baseball scene in East Los Angeles in the post-World War II era. In addition, home movie footage from the 1950s and 1960s of the legendary Carmelita Chorizeros baseball team, the "Yankees of East Los Angeles," will be screened publicly for the first time. A book signing with the authors and several players will conclude the program.
WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 6:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Donald R. Wright Auditorium, Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, California
DETAILS: Admission is free. Several other authors of books documenting the Latino experience in Southern California will be present and will have copies of their books for sale: Roberta H. Martinez, Latinos in Pasadena; Alex Moreno Areyan, Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach; and Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes, Piloto: Migrant Worker to Jet Pilot. Also on view will be the collaborative exhibition: Barrio Baseball: The Los Angeles Story by the Baseball Reliquary in the library's Humanities Wing, and Latinas at Work and Play: Pasadena Stories by Latino Heritage in the library's Centennial Room.