The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History

The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History

by Rick Swaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786439033

ISBN-13: 9780786439034

Pub. Date: 03/27/2009

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

This book is a record of the men and events, team by team, during Major League Baseball's integration. It focuses especially on the owners, executives and managers who were the heroes, villains or spectators of integration, and it sheds new light on the unheralded champions of integration and on those whose culpability has so far been overlooked. Individual

Overview

This book is a record of the men and events, team by team, during Major League Baseball's integration. It focuses especially on the owners, executives and managers who were the heroes, villains or spectators of integration, and it sheds new light on the unheralded champions of integration and on those whose culpability has so far been overlooked. Individual chapters cover each of baseball's integration-era teams, and a final chapter covers expansion teams of the 1960s. Each team's responsible individuals are examined, its acquisition, deployment and treatment of black players documented, and the effect of its integration actions on team performance analyzed. Appendices provide populations of integration-era Major League cities, first black players by team, first black players in various minor leagues, rosters of black players by team, a timeline of black player milestones, and a list of black All-Star selections through 1969.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786439034
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Series:
Sport & Leisure/Baseball/Leagues
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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