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Monday, May 19 2014

‘1954’ Promises a Look at Pioneering Black Athletes, but Instead Delivers a Baseball Pennant Chase

If Bill Madden is saying that by 1954, black excellence in baseball was no longer shocking, that’s one thing to note – but his book doesn’t really note it.


Thursday, April 19 2007

Carrying Jackie’s Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball—and America

No matter how great their RBI or batting average, neither Jackie Robinson nor the other black players could escape the racism, insult or injustice of the times.


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