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Black Barons of Birmingham: The South's Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players
     

Black Barons of Birmingham: The South's Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players

by Larry Powell
 

A unique approach to the history of a Negro League team: The first half of this book covers the leagues and the players of the 1920s, the 1930s, and 1940 through 1947 (when Robinson broke the color barrier). The second half is devoted to the Black Barons of subsequent decades, the former Barons invited to tryout camps, others who were signed with minor league

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A unique approach to the history of a Negro League team: The first half of this book covers the leagues and the players of the 1920s, the 1930s, and 1940 through 1947 (when Robinson broke the color barrier). The second half is devoted to the Black Barons of subsequent decades, the former Barons invited to tryout camps, others who were signed with minor league clubs, and the fortunate few who got their long-awaited chance in the majors.

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Midwest Book Review
Larry Powell has broken new ground...there is real strength in the wealth of information on individual players, much of it drawn from personal interviews
Baseball Happenings
"Larry Powell provides not only a history of this Southern staple of Negro League Baseball, but first hand narratives from the players who lived to tell it. You will discover names of the greats that you never saw play, and by the end of the book you will wish you had been there to see them. These are the stories of the Birmingham Black Barons, and they are the ones that our future generations need to hear"
From the Publisher
“Larry Powell has broken new ground...there is real strength in the wealth of information on individual players, much of it drawn from personal interviews”—Midwest Book Review; “Larry Powell provides not only a history of this Southern staple of Negro League Baseball, but first hand narratives from the players who lived to tell it. You will discover names of the greats that you never saw play, and by the end of the book you will wish you had been there to see them. These are the stories of the Birmingham Black Barons, and they are the ones that our future generations need to hear”—Baseball Happenings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786438068
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/16/2009
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
975,440
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Powell is a professor of communication studies at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is the author or co-author of several books and articles.

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