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Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues

October 15, 2015

Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues is a multi-year community collecting initiative at the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, focusing on the historic role baseball has played as a social and cultural force within Latino communities across the nation. The project launched in October 2015 with a panel of scholars and set of workshops at the National Museum of American History.


  • José M. Alamillo, Professor and Coordinator of the Chicana/o Studies Program at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo, California
  • Adrian Burgos, Jr., Professor of History at the University of Illinois
  • Cesar Caballero, Director for the Latino Baseball History Project housed in the Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), and Dean/University Librarian at the Pfau Library
  • Sarah Zenaida Gould, Lead Curatorial Researcher at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio, TX
  • Priscilla Leiva, Assistant Professor in Chicana/o Studies and History at California State University Los Angeles
  • Eduardo Diaz (moderator), Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center