El Juego Americano
Today, it's hard to imagine baseball without Hispanic players. But for a long time, Latinos, like their African-American peers, had a color barrier to overcome in major-league baseball.
- Adrian Burgos, Jr. is a professor of history, African American studies, and Latina/Latino studies at the University of Illinois and author of Playing America’s Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line.
- Raymond Doswell is the vice president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum down at 18th and Vine.
Burgos and Doswell will be at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library to present “They, Too, Played America’s Game” on Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will have former MLB catcher Bengie Molina on Saturday, August 8 at 1:30 pm at the Field of Legends exhibition. He will speak about his book, 'Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised An Unlikely Baseball Dynasty.'