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Author Jacobson, Steve.

Title Carrying Jackie's torch : the players who integrated baseball--and America / Steve Jacobson.

Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.3570922 J159c 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-252) and index.
Contents Equal but separate : before Jackie changed everything -- He made his own history : Monte Irvin might have been first -- Second, and second to none : Larry Doby bears the burden with grace -- A closed world opens up : Ed Charles finds there is a chance -- Worse than you imagine : Mudcat Grant dodged the bullets -- Looking back with regret : Ernie Banks was playing baseball -- The pinstripes go black and white : Elston Howard hid the pain -- You know you go in the back door : Alvin Jackson reports to spring training -- I'm no Jackie Robinson : too much bigotry for Charlie Murray -- Recognition 50 years later : Chuck Harmon gets his own street -- Sometimes people live and learn : Maury Wills finds a white ally -- Forever is not too long to wait : Emmett Ashford umpires alone -- Most valuable attitude : Frank Robinson made them better -- The best of them don't always understand : Tommy Davis reminds the Dodgers of their heritage -- Living up to his own image : Bob Gibson overcomes the stereotype -- Joan of Arc of baseball : Curt Flood sacrifices his career -- Breaking that record and bigoted hearts : Henry Aaron sets the record -- What would Jackie do : Dusty Baker finds his answers -- Coping with the ever-present danger : Lou Brock outsmarted the threats -- The only Black in the room : Bob Watson wears a necktie -- Epilogue : We integrated baseball and America followed.
Subject African American baseball players -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
Baseball -- United States -- History.
ISBN 1556526393
Standard No. YDXCP 2452886
QBX qbi07000484
AU@ 000040239107

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