Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, CEN_JeCo_BF_295
Flyer announcing two baseball games at Howard Field, located at Atlantic and Ralph Avenues in Brooklyn, New York, July 20, 1924. The games were the San Juan B.B.C. vs. Porto Rican Stars, and Sheridan Caseys vs. Porto Rican Stars.
What color are the players on the San Juan team pictured in the advertisement?
Would these players have been allowed to play in the major leagues in 1924?
When are these games being played?
Where are they being played?
What is the Fulton Street “L”?
Where are the Porto Rican Stars from? The San Juan B.B.C?
Who was the first Latino baseball player to play in the major leagues? Name others who followed. Make a poster showing their teams and the years that they played.
Select your own Latino Baseball All-Star Team. Select any Latino player who ever played the game. You should have a player for each position. Write a short essay defending your choices.
Math: After composing your All-Star Team, figure out the team’s batting average. (Batting average = total number of hits divided by the total number of at-bats.)
English Language Arts: Research the biography of a present-day Latino Major League Baseball player. Make a baseball card with the information.