The Negro Leagues

The Negro Leagues

Celebrating Baseball's Unsung Heroes

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When modern baseball fans think of African American players, they may think of Ken Griffey Jr. or Derek Jeter. But what about the black stars who didn't play Major League Baseball? In the early 1900s, black players were not allowed in the Major Leagues. The Negro Leagues provided an alternative for African American players.

Discover the Negro Leagues in this book packed full of facts, photos, and stories. Learn about the biggest games and wildest moments of the Negro Leagues era, as well as some of the greatest (and least well-known) players. You'll also find out about 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
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly 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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