Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball

Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues and the Story of African-American Baseball

by Lawrence D. Hogan
     
 

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"The companion volume to the 2006 special induction ceremony of Negro league Hall of Famers, Shades of Glory celebrates black baseball's long, rich legacy. Commissioned by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with funding from Major League Baseball, this documented chronicle draws on years of research and the expertise of a stellar roster of authorities to…  See more details below

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"The companion volume to the 2006 special induction ceremony of Negro league Hall of Famers, Shades of Glory celebrates black baseball's long, rich legacy. Commissioned by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum with funding from Major League Baseball, this documented chronicle draws on years of research and the expertise of a stellar roster of authorities to recreate the skill, spirit, and excitement of the Negro leagues as never before." An important contribution to sports history, this treasury of baseball lore is a tribute to the black players, teams, and fans who wrote a chapter in the annals of our national pastime. Here are storied names like Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and many, many more, from William White, a Brown University student who may well have become the first African American in the majors when he played a single game for the Providence Greys in 1879, to home-run king Hank Aaron, former infielder for the Indianapolis Clowns and last Negro league veteran in professional baseball.

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Editorial Reviews

Chris King
Wanting to know much more (or much less) on any given page is a common experience in reading a summary history. But summary histories need to exist, and they should be rewritten by each generation so that we take responsibility for boning up on what's new and making sure our elders didn't miss anything when they put it all together. For this reason, whatever its mostly inevitable shortcomings, Shades of Glory deserves a starting spot on the library roster of any reader with an interest in baseball or black folks
— The Washington Post
Library Journal
This comprehensive history is published in association with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to coincide with special events to honor 2006 inductees from the Negro Leagues and earlier black baseball teams. With contributions from experts, the book sets this crucial part of baseball's story in its cultural context and profiles the great teams and the legendary players. An appendix offers new statistical analysis of major players. For all collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792253068
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
01/31/2006
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
938,456
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.51(d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence D. Hogan is a senior professor of history at Union County College in New Jersey. He is an expert on the history of black baseball and his touring exhibit on the subject has traveled nationwide.

Jules Tygiel a history professor at San Francisco State University, is the author of Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, and Past Time: Baseball as History, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1939 and has become an American institution. Dedicated to chronicling and preserving baseball history and honoring the sport's foremost figures, it annually attracts more than 350,000 visitors to its home in Cooperstown, New York.

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