California State University, Stanislaus History Professor Samuel Regalado is a contributing editor and writer in a newly-released award-winning anthology about Mexican Americans and sports.
Nationally recognized for his expertise on the impact of Latin baseball players in American professional baseball and other related topics, Regalado contributed two essays to the book titled "Mexican Americans and Sports: A Reader on Athletics and Barrio Life" that was named "Anthology of the Year" by the North American Society for Sports History (NASSH). One of Regalado's stories compared the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants Spanish language media on how they covered Latin players from 1958-81. The second was a critique of Mexican American history scholarship and its oversight, and sometimes dismissiveness, on topics related to sports.
The book includes 11 essays from authors. In their respective stories, the authors analyze the history of such sports as soccer, baseball, boxing, softball, and others as they relate to Mexican American life among the working class and indigenous people in urban and rural communities.
A member of the CSU Stanislaus faculty for 21 years, Regalado has appeared in a number of national television specials and was designated a Smithsonian Faculty Fellow in 1994. He recently released the third edition of his popular book titled "Viva Baseball: Latin Major Leaguers and their Special Hunger." Regalado is one of a number of History Department faculty who have written highly-acclaimed books and made television and film appearances.