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Long taters : a baseball biography of George "Boomer" Scott

Author: Ron Anderson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This detailed biography chronicles George "Boomer" Scott's youth in violently racist Mississippi, his impressive 14-year professional career, and the challenges he faced off the field. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the former slugger, this work celebrates the legend and reveals the barriers still existing for black ball players years after Jackie Robinson"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Scott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Anderson
ISBN: 9780786449767 0786449764
OCLC Number: 707825567
Description: xiii, 294 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Ron Anderson ; foreword by Bill Jenkinson.

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"This detailed biography chronicles George "Boomer" Scott's youth in violently racist Mississippi, his impressive 14-year professional career, and the challenges he faced off the field. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the former slugger, this work celebrates the legend and reveals the barriers still existing for black ball players years after Jackie Robinson"--Provided by publisher.

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