The Best Baseball in the World: Life and the Great Game in the Dominican Republic

Baseball may be America’s pastime, but in the Dominican Republic, it’s a way of life. Dominican children begin learning the game as soon as they can walk and nearly all Major League Baseball teams have professional academies in the country. This adventure amid the Caribbean coastline, colonial architecture and hospitable people of Santo Domingo allows you to experience the game as a critical element of the Dominican identity, fascinating both baseball diehards and casual fans alike. Meet with a sports journalist and athletes in training who take you inside children’s and professional baseball academies. Along the way, local experts introduce the indigenous Taino people, Spanish conquistadors, slaves, pirates, dictators, heroes and rebels who all have played a part in Dominican history and lead discoveries of the places where tobacco, cocoa, sugar and rum are produced for export to the world.
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