Game Changers from Barrios to Big Leagues

Carmen Lujan on base

Throughout the last century, whether in urban barrios (Spanish-speaking enclaves), rural areas, or the big leagues, baseball and identity went hand in hand as the game became a place for men and women to express cultural traditions. Today, players, owners, fans, and teams continue to simultaneously change the game and express their identities. Women played significant roles throughout this history—they formed their own leagues and cheered on family members, supporting and transforming the game.