New Mexico's Pueblo Baseball League

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  • Baseball began in the New Mexico pueblos before 1900. The game was learned by watching soldiers and settlers and by playing in the Indian schools throughout the country. The first competition was with Albuquerque teams, mining teams, other pueblo teams, and the state penitentiary. Today, the game has evolved into a family and tribal tradition. The games are played on barren fields with enthusiastic spectator support. The players objective is to win that game, with little thought of individual achievement; they are playing for family and tribe.

    • Author: James D. Baker, Herbert Howell, Marie A. Cordero
    • Paperback: 128 pages
    • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (February 23, 2015)
    • ISBN-10: 1467132802
    • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
  • James D. Baker has a PhD in mathematics but specializes in telling stories with media. He has over 30 years of experience in industrial research and executive management in integrated media. Herbert Howell is a retired rugby coach and baseball umpire. He has umpired for 17 years in the pueblo leagues. He holds two masters degrees from the University of New Mexico, one of which is based on ethnographic research involving baseball in the pueblos. Marie A. Cordero is a Cochiti Pueblo native and has been involved in baseball her entire life. Her baseball family history now spans five generations.
  • Native American baseball began in New Mexico. Navajos imprisoned at Bosque Redondo in the mid-1860s witnessed soldiers playing the game. In New Mexico’s Pueblos, baseball has been played since at least 1900, and "New Mexico’s Pueblo Baseball League" is the first book to document the history of Pueblo baseball from its origins to the present. In New Mexico’s Pueblos, baseball is seen as more than just a sport. It is a longstanding tribal tradition that brings together families and communities. A dynamic family spirit defines the game, with players competing for family and tribe rather than individual recognition. The new book explores the origin, history and living legacy of the game in New Mexico’s Pueblos through a powerful collection of photographs and text.
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