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The Resource Joe Black : more than a Dodger, Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner

Joe Black : more than a Dodger, Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner

Label
Joe Black : more than a Dodger
Title
Joe Black
Title remainder
more than a Dodger
Statement of responsibility
Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
He was told that the color of his skin would keep him out of the big leagues, but Joe Black worked his way up through the Negro Leagues and the Cuban Winter League. He burst into the Majors in 1952 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the face of segregation, verbal harassment, and even death threats, Joe Black rose to the top of his game; he earned National League Rookie of the Year and became the first African American pitcher to win a World Series game. With the same tenacity he showed in his baseball career, Black became the first African American vice president of a transportation corporation when he went to work for Greyhound. In this first-ever biography of Joe Black, his daughter Martha Jo Black tells the story not only of a baseball great who broke through the color line, but also of the father she knew and loved
Summary
Chronicles the life of the African American pitcher who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952 and, despite facing harrassment and death threats, rose to the top of his game, and details his later career as a businessman and educator
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10396453
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Martha Jo
Dewey number
  • 796.323092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schoffner, Chuck
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Black, Joe
  • Baseball players
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
more than a Dodger
Label
Joe Black : more than a Dodger, Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Historic Win -- A Shattered Dream -- A Second Newcombe? -- Joe College -- A Dodger at Last -- A Dream Reawakened -- Dizzy Dean Speaks Up -- GI Joe -- Joe to the Rescue -- Throwing Heat in Havana -- Dominating in the Dog Days -- From a Royal to a Saint -- First a Threat, Then a Pennant -- Career Change -- Dodger Disappointment-Again -- Mr. Greyhound -- A Question of Value -- A Single Parent -- A Star Fades -- Going to BAT for Others -- Playing on a Rep -- The Final Inning
Control code
ocn900665358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780897337533
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900665358
Label
Joe Black : more than a Dodger, Martha Jo Black and Chuck Schoffner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Historic Win -- A Shattered Dream -- A Second Newcombe? -- Joe College -- A Dodger at Last -- A Dream Reawakened -- Dizzy Dean Speaks Up -- GI Joe -- Joe to the Rescue -- Throwing Heat in Havana -- Dominating in the Dog Days -- From a Royal to a Saint -- First a Threat, Then a Pennant -- Career Change -- Dodger Disappointment-Again -- Mr. Greyhound -- A Question of Value -- A Single Parent -- A Star Fades -- Going to BAT for Others -- Playing on a Rep -- The Final Inning
Control code
ocn900665358
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 376 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780897337533
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)900665358

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