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The Improbable Life of a Female Cuban Baseball Star

Constant Wonder
  • Aug 24, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 52:47

Lefty Alvarez Guest: Kat D. Williams, Professor, History, Marshall University; President, International Women's Baseball Center; and author, "Isabel 'Lefty' Alvarez: The Improbable Life of A Cuban American Baseball Star" Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez left Cuba as a 15-year-old to play women's baseball in America. That league folded, but she grabbed opportunity in America and made a successful life regardless. Lou Gehrig Guest: Alan D. Gaff, author, "Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir" Known for his unparalleled baseball career and the tragic disease that took his life, Lou Gehrig has become an American legend. Forgotten newspaper columns written by the baseball star reveal greatness both off and on the field.