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The Resource Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel

Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel

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Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line
Title
Color blind
Title remainder
the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line
Statement of responsibility
Tom Dunkel
Title variation
Colorblind
Title variation remainder
the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line
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Language
eng
Summary
Traces the rise of a Bismarck, N.D., integrated squad, following it through its ups and downs and focusing on its 1935 season and the first national semipro tournament in Wichita, Kansas--a decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues
Summary
During the Great Depression, in drought stricken Bismarck, North Dakota, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was assembled by one of the sport's most unlikely champions. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular fashion. When baseball swept America in the years after the Civil War, independent, semipro, and municipal leagues sprouted up everywhere, especially in the large swaths of the country without a Major League team. With civic pride on the line, rivalries were fierce and teams often signed ringers to play alongside the town dentist, the insurance salesman, and the teen prodigy. But nothing could quite compare to Chrysler dealer Neil Churchill's team in Bismarck. Years ahead of his time, Churchill added stars from the Negro Leagues, including Quincy Trouppe, Hilton Smith, Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, and the biggest star of them all, Satchel Paige. Set against the backdrop of the Great Plains and the Great Depression, Color Blind immerses the reader in the wild and wonderful world of independent baseball, with its tough competition and its novelty -- from all-brother teams and a prison team (who only played home games, naturally) to one from a religious commune that sported Old Testament beards. Dunkel traces the rise of the Bismarck squad, and follows them through their ups and downs, focusing on the 1935 season, and the first National Semipro Tournament in Wichita, Kansas
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10173849
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Dunkel, Tom
Dewey number
796.357/6409784
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Minor league baseball
  • Minor league baseball
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
  • Racism in sports
  • Discrimination in sports
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adult
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the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line
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Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
913541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780802120120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802120120
  • (OCoLC)820531283
Label
Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
913541
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780802120120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802120120
  • (OCoLC)820531283

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