The Resource Voices from the great black baseball leagues, (electronic resource)

Voices from the great black baseball leagues, (electronic resource)

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Voices from the great black baseball leagues
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Voices from the great black baseball leagues
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eng
Summary
Before Jackie Robinson crossed major league baseball's color line, there existed a parallel world of "blackball" with its own pantheon of superstars: Rube Foster, Oscar Charleston, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and many others. Hundreds of elite athletes played in the Negro Leagues from 1887 through the early 1950s, and this remarkable oral history offers an inside look at some of their lives. Seventeen players and a team owner reminisce about this often-overlooked side of American baseball, recapturing the era with a vividness that no journalist could rival. Author John Holway has achieved more than anyone else in the attempts to attain recognition for the Negro Leagues and to help their most deserving stars gain their rightful places in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Holway sought out veterans of the Negro Leagues and recorded their recollections. He then conducted extensive research to confirm the stories with statistics from newspapers of the era. The result is a living history of the great black teams. This revised edition features over eighty vintage photographs and a Foreword by baseball historian Frank Ceresi
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Midwest
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Holway, John
Dewey number
796.3570922
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • African American baseball players
  • Negro leagues
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Voices from the great black baseball leagues, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11603013
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multicolored
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MWT11603013
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11603013
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Voices from the great black baseball leagues, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11603013
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11603013
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11603013
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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