Few and Chosen: Defining Negro Leagues Greatness

Few and Chosen: Defining Negro Leagues Greatness

by Monte Irvin, Phil Pepe
     
 

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Monte Irvin, a New York Giants star player who got his start in the Negro Leagues, pays homage to baseball's unsung heroes and long-forgotten stars by selecting the top five players at each position and the top five managers, owners, pioneers, or organizers from the Negro Leagues.See more details below

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Monte Irvin, a New York Giants star player who got his start in the Negro Leagues, pays homage to baseball's unsung heroes and long-forgotten stars by selecting the top five players at each position and the top five managers, owners, pioneers, or organizers from the Negro Leagues.

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The "Few and Chosen" series has produced some excellent volumes, in which a baseball veteran joins with Phil Pepe to choose an all-time team from among the players he knew best. This year Irvin, who played on the Newark Eagles before moving after age 30 to the New York Giants, picks an all-time team from the Negro Leagues, starting with catchers Josh Gibson (tragically "born too soon") and Roy Campenella, whom he'd have chosen first to integrate the majors. Fans will want to read the book to catch Irvin's other, sometimes surprising, selections. Fun, informative, and controversial; for all general libraries.


—Bob Cottrell, Margaret Heilbrun, Paul Kaplan, Gilles Renaud Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572438552
Publisher:
Triumph Books
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Few and Chosen Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
935,372
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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