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When the Game Was Black and White: Illustrated History of Black Baseball

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Oxfam Bookshop Manchester Before Jackie Robinson ever hit his first crisp line drive into the closely cropped grass of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field, the game of baseball was black and white. until 1947, major league baseball was as segregated as movie theatres, in the North and bus depots in the South, a national pastime and a national scandal.;But the game's segregation did not stop black atheletes from playing baseball - and playing it with as much dazzle and aplomb as the greatest white stars. As this fascinating and richly illustrated book reveals, baseball as played by the giants of the Negro Leagues was a tremendously exciting game. Featuring an extensive collection of rare vintage photos, including pages from Satchel Paigne's personal scrapbook as well as a sampling of even rarer Negro League memorabilia, "When the Game Was Black and White" seeks to uncover the lost legacy of American sports history and American cultural history. These were the black knights of baseball, talented players and Hall-of-Famers like Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Pop Lloyd, Monte Irvin, and Judy Johnson. Hardback with dust jacket. Good condition; some rubbing on the edges of the dust jacket. See Oxfam website for delivery information

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