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Thomas Edward Perez is an American politician and attorney who has been the Chair of the Democratic National Committee since February 2017. Perez was previously Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and United States Secretary of Labor. Born in Buffalo, New York, Perez is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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The Pitcher and the Dictator
Satchel Paige's Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic
Averell "Ace" Smith - Apr 01, 2020
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Soon after Satchel Paige arrived at spring training in 1937 to pitch for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, he and five of his teammates, including Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, were lured to the Dominican Republic with the promise of easy money to play a short baseball tournament in support of the countrys dictator, Rafael Trujillo. As it turned out, the...
Tom Perez
Dec 30, 2019
As 2019 comes to an end, I want to share one of my favorite books I read this year: The Pitcher and the Dictator by Averell Smith. An amazing story about baseball, race, and politics. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy if they can.     source