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Carrying Jackie's Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball?and America (Electronic book text)
Carrying Jackie's Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball?and America (Electronic book text): Steve Jacobson
Carrying Jackie's Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball?and America (Electronic book text): Steve Jacobson

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Carrying Jackie's Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball?and America (Electronic book text)

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The real and painful struggles of the black players who followed Jackie Robinson into major and minor league baseball from 1947 to 1968 are chronicled in this compelling volume. Players share their personal and often heart-wrenching stories of intense racism, both on and off the field, mixed with a sometimes begrudged appreciation for their tremendous talents. Stories include incidents of white players who gave up promising careers in baseball because they wouldn t play with a black teammate, the Georgia law that forbade a black player from dressing in the same clubhouse as the white players, the quotas for the number of blacks on a team, and how salary negotiations without agents or free agency were akin to a plantation system for both black and white players. The 20 players profiled include Ernie Banks, Alvin Jackson, Charlie Murray, Chuck Harmon, Frank Robinson, Bob Gibson, Hank Aaron, Curt Flood, Lou Brock, and Bob Watson."

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Imprint: Chicago Review Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2009
Authors: Steve Jacobson
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 289
ISBN-13: 978-1-306-03492-0
Barcode: 9781306034920
Categories: Promotions
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Baseball
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
LSN: 1-306-03492-2

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