A Miracle in Shreveport
By Michael Jasper
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Published: April 07, 2011
Words: 9,664 (approximate)
"We were lucky to make it out of Shreveport alive on that early spring day in 1917." A story of the first truly integrated baseball team, decades before Jackie Robinson, set during the early years of World War I. Magic, miracles, and more... Part of the historical baseball novel, The All Nations Team (also an ebook).
"We were lucky to make it out of Shreveport alive on that early spring day in 1917. At noon, before the first game of our doubleheader, my All Nations team was taking batting practice, and as usual, I was studying the crowd. The people fascinated me: all those life stories that I’d never get a chance to hear, like that old colored man smiling and singing to himself next to his stern, frowning wife in her flowered hat, or the two white women with their cigarettes and exposed ankles. I was amazed by it all, though we never stayed in a place long enough to learn about anyone or anything more than the game and its players."
A story of the first truly integrated baseball team, decades before Jackie Robinson, set during the early years of World War I. Magic, miracles, and more...
Also a chapter from my baseball/ghost/historical novel The All Nations Team (available in ebook format as well).
, world war one
, magic realism
, world war i
, michael jasper
, negro leagues
, all nations team
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