Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

by Tom Dunkel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802121370
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 229,939
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.75(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tom Dunkel is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for The Washington Post , Sports Illustrated , The New York Times Sunday Magazine , The Wall Street Journal , and others.

Table of Contents

Preface: Before 42 xi

Part 1 Coming Together

1 Prairieland of Opportunity 3

2 Grasshoppers and Hickory Sticks 10

3 Birth of a Salesman 29

4 Worlds Apart 46

5 Over the Color Line 58

6 Throwing Fire 69

7 Showtime 78

8 Nameless Dread 93

Part 2 Playing Together

9 Come and Gone 101

10 Feeling the Heat 112

11 Marriages and Separations 121

12 Cat and Moose 128

13 Long Rifle Rides Again 141

14 "A Riotous Opera of Extra-Base Hits…" 155

Part 3 Tested Together

15 Little Man, Big Idea 173

16 Gunfight at the Cowtown Corral 189

17 Big Gun 207

18 The Erie of Oklahoma 223

19 Last Team Standing 230

20 "Plenty of Barn Room" 245

21 Endings 260

22 Deep Smoke Winding 267

Acknowledgments 289

A Note on Sources 295

Notes 299

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Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. Mr Dunkel captures the essence of life in the upper Midwest during the 1930s. With the background of a racially integrated Semi-pro baseball team,he details the history life along the Missouri river and towns in North Dakota. This was before Jackie Robinson when professional baseball was racially segregated.True chronicles of Custer, Sitting Bull,local leaders and baseball players(most from the Negro leagues) are richly detailed.The central character of the book is Neil Churchill, a local car salesman, who spends most of his own money attracting the best baseball players from the Negro leagues to come to Bismarck North Dakota.One of the players is the great Satchel Paige.This is a great true story that was lost in the shadows
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Mr. Dunkel writes this book with amazing insights on all sides of the playing field gathered from many sources. I kept reminding myself that the book was about real people and a real time. The characters involved were given their very human side, which can make a person capture all of the emotions and leaves you with a good sense of how different we all see life. A must read.