|Author||Ian C. Friedman|
From the baseball diamond to the putting green, Latino athletes have made enormous accomplishments in athletics in the United States. Often competing in sports in which they were not historically welcome, Latinos have fought against numerous types of prejudice in order to play anywhere from high school to the Olympics. The historic achievements and contributions of Latino athletes reflect the experience of the athletes themselves: diverse, impressive, and growing in influence. Latino Athletes details the lives and legacies of 173 Latino men and women who have helped define excellence in competition. Whether an individual was born in the United States or emigrated from such countries as Cuba, Mexico, or the Dominican Republic, each Latino profiled has made significant contributions to athletics in the United States.