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The Latino Baseball History Project

Accomplishments

Since at California State University San Bernardino the Latino Baseball History Project has been very busy:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Inaugural Reception of the Latino Baseball History Project

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
1st Annual Old Timers Reunion

Friday, October 9, 2009
Pasadena Central Library - Pasadena Art Night

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Highland Little League 50th Anniversary

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Highland Softball Opening Night

Monday, March 29, 2010
LEAD Conference Information table

April, 2010
Project passed its review by CSUSB Institutional Review Board

May, 2010
CSUSB Introduction to Oral History class begins researching

May-June, 2010
CSUSB Introduction to Oral History class collects new interviews

July 7, 2010
2nd Annual Latino Baseball Reunion

November 1 — December 22, 2010
exhibit at Cal State San Bernardino: “Legends of Mexican American Baseball: Jim ‘Chayo’ Rodriguez.”
San Bernardino County Sun article

January 28, 2011
Article in the Press-Enterprise

January 29, 2011
Event: Baseball Memorabilia Needed!

February 21, 2011
Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles by Francisco E. Balderrama and Richard A. Santillan, with a foreword by Samuel O. Regalado is published.

March, 2011
exhibit at Palm Desert Campus’ Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building : “Legends of Mexican American Baseball: Jim ‘Chayo’ Rodriguez.”
Palm Desert Patch Article

March 2 - 31, 2011
The Baseball Reliquary and Latino Heritage Presents a Collaborative Exhibition at the Pasadena Central Library (See article Barrio Baseball: The Los Angeles Story)
More Information for the Pasadena Central Library event

March 13, 2011
A Landmark Event in East Los Angeles Baseball History (See Mexican American Baseball in Los Angeles Discussion and Book Signing)
More Information for the Belevedere Park event

July 6, 2011
Third Latino Baseball History Project Reunion with a panel discussion that included Al Vasquez, Jose Felipe, Al Padilla, Marcelino Saucedo, Danny Carrasco, and Jim Segovia.
Event Flyer
Riverside Press Enterprise interview with Danny Carrasco

March 19—June 23, 2012
exhibit at Cal Poly Pomona: Mexican American Women and Softball 1930-1959: A League of Their Own and the Struggle for Gender Equality.

May 5, 2012
Tribute to the players who make up southern California’s Latino baseball history, including a First Pitch Ceremony and a between innings slide show of images at Fiscalini Field.

May 7, 2012
Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire by Richard A. Santillan, Mark A. Ocegueda, and Terry A. Canon, with a foreword by Jose M. Alamillo is published.
Afroxamder’s Interview with Mark Ocegueda

May 19, 2012
Beaumont’s local youth baseball/softball closing ceremonies include speakers from the Latino Baseball History Project as well as a book signing.

May 29, 2012
Panel discussion of players followed by a First Pitch Ceremony at Cal Poly Pomona.

July 25, 2012
San Gabriel Valley Tribune News article: Books Tell Stories of Mexican American Baseball in the San Gabriel Valley and Beyond.

August 1, 2012
Fourth Latino Baseball History Reunion.

August 19, 2012
Premiere of Not Exactly Cooperstown, a documentary which includes a segment on the Latino Baseball History Project.

August 28, 2012
Mitla Cafè reception for Mexican American Baseball in the Inland Empire, followed by a San Manuel Stadium First Pitch Ceremony.

March 1—31, 2013
exhibit: Mexican-American Women if Softball: A League of Their Own at Pfau Library California State University San Bernardino.
Pfau Library News article

April 8, 2013
Mexican American Baseball in Orange County by Richard A. Santillan, Susan C. Luevano, Luis F. Fernandez, and Angelina F. Veyna, with a foreword by Gustavo Arellano is published.

May 31, 2013
Panel discussion of scholars who are researching women in Mexican American baseball.

June 1—31, 2013
exhibit on Mexican-American baseball history in the greater Pomona Valley from the 1920s-1960s at the Pomona Public Library.
Daily Bulletin article

June 8, 2013
the Pomona Public Library hosts a book signing, a First Pitch Ceremony, and a panel discussion on Mexican-American baseball history in the greater Pomona Valley.

June 22, 2013
The Neighborhoods of Baseball Symposium, a joint project of the Baseball Reliquary, the Latino Baseball History Project, and Plaza de la Raza (made possible with support from Cal Humanities) is held at the Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles.

June 28—September 10, 2013
exhibit: Mexican Americans in the Military, 1930s to 1970s: From the Battle Fields to the Baseball Fields at Cal Poly Pomona.
Cal Poly Pomona PolyCentric University News Center exhibit article

August—September 2013
Exhibit: Mexican Americans in the Military, 1930s to 1970s: From the Battle Fields to the Baseball Fields at Pfau Library, Cal State San Bernardino.

August—September 2013
exhibit: Mexican American Women in Softball: A League of Their Own at Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries.
Leatherby Libraries flyer

August 27, 2013
Panel discussion followed by First Pitch Ceremony at Cal Poly Pomona.

September 1, 2013
Mexican American Baseball in the Pomona Valley by Richard A. Santillan, Mark A. Ocegueda, Alfonso Ledesma, Sandra L. Uribe, and Alejo L. Vasquez, with a foreword by Vicki Ruiz is published.

September 4, 2013
Mexican Americans in the Military, 1930s to 1970s: From the Battle Fields to the Baseball Fields program held at Cal Poly Pomona.
Stars and Stripes article

October 30, 2013
Mexican Americans in the Military, 1930s to 1970s: From the Battle Fields to the Baseball Fields program held at Cal State San Bernardino.

Dec. 9, 2013
Mexican American Baseball in the Central Coast by Richard A. Santillan, Christopher Docter, Anna Bermudez, and Alan O’Connor, with a foreword by Jorge Iber is published.

June 23—September 14, 2014
exhibit: Mexican American Baseball in the Pomona Valley.
Cal Poly Pomona PolyCentric University News Center article

August 5, 2014
celebration of Pomona Valley players and their families at Cal Poly Pomona.

July 20, 2015
Mexican American Baseball in the Alamo Region by Richard A. Santillan, Jorge Iber, Grace G. Charles, Alberto Rodriguez, and Gregory Garrett, with a foreword by Aroldo De Leon will be published!

Dean Cesar Caballero and Jill Vassilakos-Long at Highland Little League's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Dean Cesar Caballero and Jill Vassilakos-Long at Highland Little League's 50th Anniversary Celebration


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