Sports. Young Adult. Latino/Latina Studies. When Orlando Cepeda began playing major league baseball in 1958, the San Francisco Giants' farm director compared the newly acquired player to the great Willie Mays. That same year, Cepeda slammed his way into a major league career that would last nearly twenty years and span six team assignments. The son of Latin American baseball star Perucho "The Bull" Cepeda, "The Baby Bull" hoped to surpass his father's fame in his native Puerto Rico, but he accomplished far more. This biography tells the story of the second player in major league history unanimously elected both Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player, in spite of the racism and alienation he experienced. It charts Cepeda's torturous route to being inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
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