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They played for the love of the game : untold stories of Black baseball in Minnesota

Author: Frank M White, (Sports Administrator)
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book recovers the nearly lost history of the segregation-era array of semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs, and loose organizations of all-black teams by sharing stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank M White, (Sports Administrator)
ISBN: 9781681340043 1681340046 9781681340050 1681340054
OCLC Number: 930683655
Description: xxii, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Dave Winfield --
Minnesota Black baseball in the nineteenth century --
Black baseball: gophers and keystones --
Creating their own league --
Promises, challenges, and the Great Depression --
The end of the color barrier in organized baseball --
but barriers still exist --
The decline of Black baseball and the rise of fast-pitch softball --
The end of an era --
Extra innings --
They passed here along the way: African American and Latino players on Minnesota's minor league clubs.
Responsibility: Frank M. White ; foreword by Dave Winfield.
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"This book recovers the nearly lost history of the segregation-era array of semipro leagues, barnstorming clubs, and loose organizations of all-black teams by sharing stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations"--

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