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Carrying Jackie's torch [electronic resource] : the players who integrated baseball-- and America / Steve Jacobson.

By: Jacobson, Steve.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 264 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781569763865 (electronic bk.); 1569763860 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): African American baseball players -- Biography | Baseball players -- United States -- Biography | Discrimination in sports -- United States | Baseball -- United States -- History | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports | SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History | Baseball | Rassendiskriminierung | Schwarze | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Carrying Jackie's torch.DDC classification: 796.3570922 | B Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Equal but separate : before Jackie changed everything -- He made his own history : Monte Irvin might have been first -- Second, and second to none : Larry Doby bears the burden with grace -- A closed world opens up : Ed Charles finds there is a chance -- Worse than you imagine : Mudcat Grant dodged the bullets -- Looking back with regret : Ernie Banks was playing baseball -- The pinstripes go black and white : Elston Howard hid the pain -- You know you go in the back door : Alvin Jackson reports to spring training -- I'm no Jackie Robinson : too much bigotry for Charlie Murray -- Recognition 50 years later : Chuck Harmon gets his own street -- Sometimes people live and learn : Maury Wills finds a white ally -- Forever is not too long to wait : Emmett Ashford umpires alone -- Most valuable attitude : Frank Robinson made them better -- The best of them don't always understand : Tommy Davis reminds the Dodgers of their heritage -- Living up to his own image : Bob Gibson overcomes the stereotype -- Joan of Arc of baseball : Curt Flood sacrifices his career -- Breaking that record and bigoted hearts : Henry Aaron sets the record -- What would Jackie do : Dusty Baker finds his answers -- Coping with the ever-present danger : Lou Brock outsmarted the threats -- The only Black in the room : Bob Watson wears a necktie -- Epilogue : We integrated baseball and America followed.
Summary: Chronicles the real and painful struggles of the black players who followed Jackie Robinson into major and minor league baseball from 1947 to 1968. This book shares the players' personal and often heart-wrenching stories of intense racism, both on and off the field, mixed with a sometimes begrudged appreciation for their tremendous talents.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-252) and index.

Equal but separate : before Jackie changed everything -- He made his own history : Monte Irvin might have been first -- Second, and second to none : Larry Doby bears the burden with grace -- A closed world opens up : Ed Charles finds there is a chance -- Worse than you imagine : Mudcat Grant dodged the bullets -- Looking back with regret : Ernie Banks was playing baseball -- The pinstripes go black and white : Elston Howard hid the pain -- You know you go in the back door : Alvin Jackson reports to spring training -- I'm no Jackie Robinson : too much bigotry for Charlie Murray -- Recognition 50 years later : Chuck Harmon gets his own street -- Sometimes people live and learn : Maury Wills finds a white ally -- Forever is not too long to wait : Emmett Ashford umpires alone -- Most valuable attitude : Frank Robinson made them better -- The best of them don't always understand : Tommy Davis reminds the Dodgers of their heritage -- Living up to his own image : Bob Gibson overcomes the stereotype -- Joan of Arc of baseball : Curt Flood sacrifices his career -- Breaking that record and bigoted hearts : Henry Aaron sets the record -- What would Jackie do : Dusty Baker finds his answers -- Coping with the ever-present danger : Lou Brock outsmarted the threats -- The only Black in the room : Bob Watson wears a necktie -- Epilogue : We integrated baseball and America followed.

Chronicles the real and painful struggles of the black players who followed Jackie Robinson into major and minor league baseball from 1947 to 1968. This book shares the players' personal and often heart-wrenching stories of intense racism, both on and off the field, mixed with a sometimes begrudged appreciation for their tremendous talents.

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Carrying Jackie's torch by Jacobson, Steve. ©2007
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