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The story of Negro league baseball

From 1890 to 1947, major league baseball was closed to blacks and Latinos, but that didn't keep these players out of the game. The best of them formed their own teams and then their own leagues. This is the story of those teams -- the Black Yankees, the Homestead Grays, the Kansas City Monarchs, and others -- and of the men who played on them. It is the story of baseball in another era, when uniforms were made of wool and lights were just beginning to make night games possible. But it is also the story of what it meant for players to be heroes in the ball park and then be denied entrance to hotels and restaurants because of the color of their skin. Includes historical photographs and interview with many of the players
Print Book, English, 1994
Ticknor & Fields, New York, 1994