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Sugar Ball: The American Game, the Dominican Dream

The Dominican Republic has produced more major league baseball players than any country apart from the United States. Dr. Alan Klein, author of Sugar Ball: The American Game, the Dominican Dream, discusses why this is so by tracing the introduction and development of baseball in the Dominican Republic. Klein's talk will focus on the players, the fans, the stadiums, and especially the Dominican baseball academies, detailing how Dominican players make it into the major league. FREE