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The Resource Singles and smiles : how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier, Gaylon H. White

Singles and smiles : how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier, Gaylon H. White

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Singles and smiles : how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier
Title
Singles and smiles
Title remainder
how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier
Statement of responsibility
Gaylon H. White
Title variation
Singles and smiles
Title variation remainder
how Artie Wilson broke baseballs color barrier
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Artie Wilson once was the best shortstop in baseball. In 1948 Artie led all of baseball with a .402 batting average for the Birmingham Black Barons, the last hitter in the top level of pro ball to hit .400. But during much of his career, Organized Baseball passed Artie by because he was black. In Singles and Smiles: How Artie Wilson Broke Baseball's Color Barrier, Gaylon H. White provides a fascinating account of Wilson's life and career. An All-Star in the Negro Leagues, in 1949 Artie became only the second black player in the Pacific Coast League (PCL) and the first to play for the Oakland Oaks. Wilson soon became one of the league2s most popular players with white and black fans alike through his consistent play and optimistic, upbeat attitude. In 1951 Artie finally got a chance to play in the majors with the New York Giants, but after batting a mere twenty-four times he urged Giants manager Leo Durocher to send him back to the minors and bring up a former Black Barons teammate to take his place - Willie Mays. While Jackie Robinson deserves all the credit he has received for breaking baseball's color barrier at the major-league level, this book pays tribute to those such as Artie Wilson who changed the game in the minors - pioneers in their own right. Featuring in-depth interviews with Artie alongside interviews with almost thirty of Artie's teammates and opponents - including Willie Mays and Carl Erskine - Singles and Smiles imparts a treasure trove of stories that will entertain and inspire baseball fans of all generations
Biography type
individual biography
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10782607
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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White, Gaylon H.
Dewey number
796.357092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wilson, Artie
  • Wilson, Artie
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • Negro leagues
  • Discrimination in sports
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball players
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Negro leagues
  • United States
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
Target audience
adult
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how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier
Label
Singles and smiles : how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier, Gaylon H. White
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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
Control code
on1005695117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781538107904
Lccn
2017043270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005695117
Label
Singles and smiles : how Artie Wilson broke baseball's color barrier, Gaylon H. White
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
Control code
on1005695117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781538107904
Lccn
2017043270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1005695117

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