The Negro Leagues

The Negro Leagues

Celebrating Baseball's Unsung Heroes

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In the early 1900s, professional baseball was mostly segregated. The Negro Leagues provided an alternative for African American players. Discover the history of African American baseball and the people who worked to end the sport's decades of segregation
Publisher: Minneapolis :, Millbrook Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781512427530
1512427535
Branch Call Number: j 796.357 Doeden
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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JCLScottS Mar 01, 2017

Doeden's inspiring and detailed research highlights familiar Negro League baseball stars and teams, such as Satchel Paige and the Homestead Grays, while also introducing readers to lesser known stars such as Turkey Stearns and Mule Suttles. Doeden also goes behind the scenes, telling the story of the creation of the Negro Leagues and the effect desegregation had on them after Jackie Robinson's historic debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. An excellent primer for young fans curious about this unique, if not tragic, part of American sports history.

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