Here's to You Jackie Robinson: The Legend of the Prichard Mohawks

Here's to You Jackie Robinson: The Legend of the Prichard Mohawks

by Joe Formichella
     
 

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"In March of 1948, Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers came to Mobile, Alabama, for an exhibition game. While the city's black population was thrilled to see the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, Robinson's brief appearance did more for one man than fuel his excitement for the game." "Thirty-year-old Jesse Norwood had no baseball experience,…  See more details below

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"In March of 1948, Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers came to Mobile, Alabama, for an exhibition game. While the city's black population was thrilled to see the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier, Robinson's brief appearance did more for one man than fuel his excitement for the game." "Thirty-year-old Jesse Norwood had no baseball experience, but, through the game, he saw a way to help the scrawny youngsters that would congregate near his stoop gain a sense of pride and dignity in the segregated South of the 1950s." Here's to You, Jackie Robinson is the emotionally charged story of Norwood's legend and legacy. Joe Formichella tells a hero's story that begins in a sandlot and ends in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596921818
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

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