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

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Carrying Jackie's torch : the players who integrated baseball-- and America
Title
Carrying Jackie's torch
Title remainder
the players who integrated baseball-- and America
Statement of responsibility
Steve Jacobson
Title variation
Carrying Jackies torch
Title variation remainder
the players who integrated baseball...and America
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
  • Veteran Newsday sports reporter Jacobson sticks mainly to the facts in this story of the African-American players who followed Jackie Robinson's lead into the major leagues. In his portraits of these 19 greats—who range from stars like Hank Aaron to lesser-knowns such as Mudcat Grant and Ed Charles—Jacobson bemoans the fate of so many might-have-beens and celebrates the success of the lucky few who actually received their just rewards. The hardships were legion, with almost every player recounting the difficulties of traveling a segregated country in the pre–civil rights era, when black athletes often couldn't patronize the same restaurants or the same hotels as their white teammates. In 1962 the St. Louis Cardinals helped bust down Jim Crow laws in Florida by buying their own hotel in St. Petersburg to avoid the problem during spring training. Although Jacobson's pen is a pedestrian one, he imparts a good many details on almost every page, due to the incomparable character of the men gathered in this honor roll of bravery. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 6, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 44, p51)
  • In this informally delivered offering of 19 life stories, Jacobson, a longtime sports reporter for Newsday , underscores the anguish and the accomplishments of black Major League players. Seeking to go beyond the familiar tales of Jackie Robinson and many top Negro League players, he nevertheless explores the lives and times of Monte Irvin and Larry Doby but also presents accounts of lesser-known figures, including Ed Charles, Alvin Jackson, and Chuck Harmon. The author also discusses Ernie Banks's love for the game; the pain the first black New York Yankee, Elston Howard, endured; the athletic genius of Frank Robinson, Bob Gibson, and Henry Aaron; and the heroic battles waged by Curt Flood, Lou Brock, and Bob Watson. Jacobson's style is casual, sometimes a bit too much so, but the message of lengthy racial barriers, crass insensitivity, dogged determination, and marked triumphs comes through. Altogether, this volume makes a contribution to the ever-expanding literature on America's game and the role played by its black competitors, including the path forged by organized baseball's first black umpire, Emmett Ashford. Recommended for public libraries.—R.C. Cottrell, California State Univ., Chico --R.C. Cottrell (Reviewed January 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 1, p116)
Biography type
collective biography
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189953
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DLC
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Jacobson, Steve
Dewey number
  • 796.3570922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.A1
LC item number
J34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Baseball
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the players who integrated baseball...and America
Label
Carrying Jackie's torch : the players who integrated baseball-- and America, Steve Jacobson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252) and index
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text
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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
Control code
620447
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781556526398
Lccn
2006014278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781556526398
  • (OCoLC)68373268
Label
Carrying Jackie's torch : the players who integrated baseball-- and America, Steve Jacobson
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
620447
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781556526398
Lccn
2006014278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781556526398
  • (OCoLC)68373268

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