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The best man plays : major league baseball and the Black athlete, 1901-2002

Author: Andrew O'Toole
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: It has been said that sport is the great leveler, that on the playing field everyone is of equal status. Through the years, however, few institutions have better embodied America's ideals and prejudices than baseball. Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers marked the first time an African American participated in a major league contest in the 20th century, and his abilities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Toole, Andrew.
Best man plays.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003
(OCoLC)606935339
Online version:
O'Toole, Andrew.
Best man plays.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003
(OCoLC)606980737
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew O'Toole
ISBN: 0786414944 9780786414949
OCLC Number: 51922030
Description: ix, 171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface, the promised land --
Now is the time, Rube Foster --
Satch the sage, Satchel Paige --
In the shadow of no man, Larry Doby --
Courage of conviction, Curt Flood --
David the star, Dave Parker --
Thank you, but you missed the show, Barry Bonds --
We need to do better.
Responsibility: Andrew O'Toole.
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Few institutions have better embodied America's ideals and prejudices than baseball. In this work, the experiences of six African American baseball players from the 1900s to the present day are  Read more...

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