Books tagged: negro league

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42: A Biography of Jack "Jackie" Robinson
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Series: Unofficial Biographies, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Jackie Robinson was one of the greatest baseball players of all time--MLB Rookie of the Year, World Series Champion, six-time all-star, MVP, and a lifetime batting average of .311. But he is most remembered for breaking racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play in the major leagues since the 1880s.
The Forgotten League: A History of Negro League Baseball
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,400. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Rube Foster, Cool Papa Bell, Monte Irvin, Buck Leonard…they are some of the greatest players to ever play the game; so why have so few people heard of them? Because they never played in the MLB; they were the heroes of a baseball league often forgotten: The Negro League.
"Double Duty" Radcliffe--36 Years of PItching & Catching in the Negro Leagues
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 77,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
"Double Duty" Radcliffe is the biography of one of the most unique baseball stars in history. Nicknamed "Double Duty" because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, Radcliffe played from 1919-1954 in the Negro Leagues with and against the best white and black players in the world. Radcliffe's own words are intertwined with background information and interviews with more than 30 ex-teammates.
Sweetwater: A Biography of Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
When Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey decided to break the “color line” and integrate major league baseball in the 1940s, he spent years doing exhaustive background research and interviewing players. This role could not just go to an extraordinary athlete, but one of immense character as well Things went down with integration in the National Basketball Association a bit differently.