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The story of Negro league baseball

Author: William Brashler
Publisher: New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1890 to 1947, major league baseball was closed to blacks and Latinos, but that didn't keep these players out of the game. The best of them formed their own teams and then their own leagues. This is the story of those teams -- the Black Yankees, the Homestead Grays, the Kansas City Monarchs, and others -- and of the men who played on them. It is the story of baseball in another era, when uniforms were made of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brashler, William.
Story of Negro league baseball.
New York : Ticknor & Fields, 1994
(OCoLC)624411704
Named Person: Jimmie Crutchfield; Satchel Paige; Josh Gibson; Jimmie Crutchfield; Jimmie Crutchfield; Josh Gibson; Satchel Paige; Jimmie Crutchfield
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Brashler
ISBN: 9780395671696 0395671698 9780395697214 0395697212
OCLC Number: 28963329
Target Audience: Ages 12 and up.
Description: viii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Mite from Moberly --
In the beginning: A game of color --
Jim Crow comes to baseball --
The Negro leagues --
The Craws --
Barnstorming and 'beisbol' --
Satchel --
The East-West All-Star Games --
Josh --
Our Leagues/Their Leagues --
Jackie --
The death of Jim Crow --
Old-timers --
Box score.
Responsibility: William Brashler.
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From 1890 to 1947, major league baseball was closed to blacks and Latinos, but that didn't keep these players out of the game. The best of them formed their own teams and then their own leagues. This is the story of those teams -- the Black Yankees, the Homestead Grays, the Kansas City Monarchs, and others -- and of the men who played on them. It is the story of baseball in another era, when uniforms were made of wool and lights were just beginning to make night games possible. But it is also the story of what it meant for players to be heroes in the ball park and then be denied entrance to hotels and restaurants because of the color of their skin. Includes historical photographs and interview with many of the players.

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