Soccer, Football and Baseball in Mexico
by the New York Yankees against Pasquel and the Mexican Baseball League. According to the Yankees, Pasquel and his agents had violated the law when they invited Yankee players to leave New York to play in Mexico. Setting aside the means
by which players were convinced to depart, the truth is that during this period many players, from the Yankees and
other professional teams, left the United States to play in Mexico under the patronage of Pasquel (New York Times, May 5, 1946).
Sergio Silva Castañeda is DRCLAS Senior Fellow, Mexico and Central America Program, and a Lecturer in History at Harvard. A native of Mexico City, he studied economics at CIDE in Mexico and received a Ph.D. in Latin American History at Harvard. This article is dedicated to the memory of his aunt Isabel Castilleja.