Baseball's Great Experiment : Jackie Robinson and His Legacy (Paperback)

Author: Tygiel, Jules

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"Baseball's Great Experiment" tells the story of one of the most explosive and far-reaching episodes in American sports history--Jackie Robinson's breaking of baseball's color barrier in 1946--and traces the entire, painfully slow process of desegregation.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780195339284
SKU 206135447
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195339282
Release Date 3/1/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 1T
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Editors Note In this gripping account of one of the most important steps in the history of American desegregation, Jules Tygiel tells the story of Jackie Robinson's crossing of baseball's color line. Examining the social and historical context of Robinson's introduction into white organized baseball, both on and off the field, Tygiel also tells the often neglected stories of other African-American players--such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron--who helped transform our national pastime into an integrated game. Drawing on dozens of interviews with players and front office executives, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal papers, Tygiel provides the most telling and insightful account of Jackie Robinson's influence on American baseball and society. The anniversary issue features a new foreword by the author. 4
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0025
Number of Pages 0415
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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