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Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line

Author: Tom Dunkel
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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During the Great Depression, in drought stricken Bismarck, North Dakota, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was assembled by one of the sport's most unlikely champions. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Neil Orr Churchill; Satchel Paige; Quincy Trouppe; Hilton Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Dunkel
ISBN: 9780802120120 0802120121
OCLC Number: 820531283
Description: xiii, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : before 42 --
Coming together. Prairieland of opportunity ; Grasshoppers and hickory sticks ; Birth of a salesman ; Worlds apart ; Over the color line ; Throwing fire ; Showtime ; Nameless dread --
Playing together. Come and gone ; Feeling the heat ; Marriages and separations ; Cat and moose ; Long rifle rides again ; "A riotous opera of extra-base hits..." --
Tested together. Little man, big idea ; Gunfight at the cowtown corral ; Big gun ; The Erle of Oklahoma ; Last team standing ; "Plenty of barn room" ; Endings ; Deep smoke winding.
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ODunkel delves into the history of players, towns, and baseball itself in constructing this portrait of a harmonious team rising above a segregated society . . . a story that transcends  Read more...

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"A tale as fantastic as it is true, as American as racism and baseball... Dunkel's extensive research shows--there's enough detail here to satisfy the most rabid fan--and his portraits of Troupe, Read more...

 
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