Italian-Americans "Play Ball!" in Sports Documentary

Feb 08, 2022 587


It was 1926 and New York Yankees General Manager Ed Barrow was concerned about the number of people in Yankee Stadium. Not his players on the field, but the empty seats in the stands that could be (and should be) filled by members of the ticket-buying public who might also purchase some popcorn.

Between the years of 1880-1920, more than four million Italians emigrated from their mother country to the United States, with many coming through nearby Ellis Island and choosing to stay in the city. 

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