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

Autore: Tom Dunkel
Editore: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2013]
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : English : First editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Neil Orr Churchill; Satchel Paige; Quincy Trouppe; Hilton Smith
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Tom Dunkel
ISBN: 9780802120120 0802120121
Numero OCLC: 820531283
Descrizione: xiii, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Tom Dunkel.

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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  Per saperne di più…

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