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Mexican-American Baseball in the Inland Empire Book Signing 

Event Details

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 28th at 4:00pm
WHERE:
Mitla Cafe
602 N. Mt. Vernon, San Bernardino
Los Angeles,


HOOD:
San Bernardino
COST:
Gratis!
AGE:
All ages
MORE INFO:
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Mexican-American Baseball in the Inland Empire Book Signing

Event Description

Meet and Greet the authors of “Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire.” This will be a very special event at San Bernardino’s historic Mitla Cafe, currently celebrating it’s 75th year in business. The Mitla Cafe is the oldest Mexican restaurant in the Inland Empire and is located in San Bernardino’s beautiful historic Mexican American community.

Books will be for sale at the event for $20. Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire celebrates the thriving culture of former teams from Pomona, Ontario, Cucamonga, Chino, Claremont, San Bernardino, Colton, Riverside, Corona, Beaumont, and the Coachella Valley. From the early 20th century through the 1950s, baseball diamonds in the Inland Empire provided unique opportunities for nurturing athletic and educational skills, ethnic identity, and political self-determination for Mexican Americans during an era of segregation. Legendary men’s and women’s teams—such as the Corona Athletics, San Bernardino’s Mitla Café, the Colton Mercuries, and Las Debs de Corona—served as an important means for Mexican American communities to examine civil and educational rights and offer valuable insight on social, cultural, and gender roles. These evocative photographs recall the often-neglected history of Mexican American barrio baseball clubs of the Inland Empire.


Mexican-American Baseball in the Inland Empire Book Signing

WHERE:
Mitla Cafe
602 N. Mt. Vernon, San Bernardino
Los Angeles,


HOOD:
San Bernardino
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