Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

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ISBN Code : 9780517205013
Book Author : Robert W. Peterson
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Total Pages : 554

Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams Book Detail/ Review :

Early in the 1920s, the New York Giants sent a scout to watch a young Cuban play for Fosters American Giants, a baseball club in the Negro Leagues. During one at-bat this talented slugger lined a ball so hard that the rightfielder was able to play it off the top of the fence and throw Christobel Torrienti out at first base. The scout liked what he saw, but was disappointe

A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Floods Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports

A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Floods Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports

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ISBN Code : 9780670037940
Book Author : Brad Snyder
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Total Pages : 295

A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Floods Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports Book Detail/ Review :

Curt Flood and the landmark Supreme Court case that changed professional sports foreverUpon being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969, Curt Flood, an All-Star center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, wanted nothing more than to stay with St. Louis. But his only options were to report to Philadelphia or retire. Instead, Flood sued Major League Baseball for his

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan

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ISBN Code : 9780803229846
Book Author : Robert K. Fitts
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Total Pages : 302

Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, and Assassination during the 1934 Tour of Japan Book Detail/ Review :

In November 1934 as the United States and Japan drifted toward war, a team of American League all-stars that included Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, future secret agent Moe Berg, and Connie Mack barnstormed across the Land of the Rising Sun. Hundreds of thousands of fans, many waving Japanese and American flags, welcomed the team with shouts of �Banzai! Banzai, Babe R

The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers: From 1870 to Today

The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers: From 1870 to Today

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ISBN Code : 9780684806983
Book Author : Bill James
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Total Pages : 445

The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers: From 1870 to Today Book Detail/ Review :

Consider the fact that although more than fourteen thousand men have appeared in a lineup of at least one major league baseball game, fewer than six hundred have managed one. Small though that number is, it is inflated by dozens of skippers with only a few weeks or months at the helm of a club. If we were to define real managers as those who have managed a thousand games

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey

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ISBN Code : 9780670022496
Book Author : Jimmy Breslin
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Total Pages : 486

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The book that inspired Harrison Ford in his portrayal of Branch Rickey in the hit movie �42�The idea of integrating baseball began as a dream in the mind of Branch Rickey. In 1947, as president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, he defied racism on and off the field to bring Jackie Robinson into the major leagues, changing the sport and the nation forever. Ricke

The Captain and the Broken Girl (New Hampshire Bears Book 6)

The Captain and the Broken Girl (New Hampshire Bears Book 6)

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Book Author : Mary Smith
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Total Pages : 456

The Captain and the Broken Girl (New Hampshire Bears Book 6) Book Detail/ Review :

Hamilton Baer is not only hardworking and stubborn, but he�s also the captain of the New Hampshire Bears. However, he has a big problem. Hamilton broke the heart of the only girl he�s ever been in love with. After spending the entire off-season in misery, he now has a plan to win her back.Janan Long has had a hard life. Having had an abusive mother, she was forced to beco

You Gotta Have Wa

You Gotta Have Wa

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ISBN Code : 9780307455970
Book Author : Robert Whiting
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Total Pages : 482

You Gotta Have Wa Book Detail/ Review :

A hilarious, informative, and riveting account of Japanese baseball and the cultural clashes that ensued when Americans began playing there professionally.In Japan, baseball is a way of life. It is a philosophy. It is besuboru. Its most important element is wa�group harmony�embodied in the proverb The nail that sticks up shall be hammered down. In this witty and incisive

Willies Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend

Willies Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend

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ISBN Code : 9780470400135
Book Author : John Klima
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Total Pages : 281

Willies Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series, and the Making of a Baseball Legend Book Detail/ Review :

The story of Willie Mayss rookie year with the Negro American Leagues Birmingham Black Barons, the Last Negro World Series, and the making of a baseball legendBaseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays is one of baseballs endearing greats, a tremendously talented and charismatic center fielder who hit 660 career homeruns, collected 3,283 hits, knocked in 1,903 runs, won 12 Gold

Slugging It out in Japan

Slugging It out in Japan

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ISBN Code : 9780451170767
Book Author : Warren Cromartie
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Total Pages : 214

Slugging It out in Japan Book Detail/ Review :

An American major league baseball player describes his experiences playing the great American pastime in Japan, discussing the bad calls, bad vibes, and bad-mouthing he encountered. Reprint. AB. K.

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