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Voices from the Negro Leagues: Conversations with 52 Baseball Standouts of the Period 1924-1960

Voices from the Negro Leagues: Conversations with 52 Baseball Standouts of the Period 1924-1960 (Paperback)

By Author : Brent Kelley 

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Voices from the Negro Leagues: Conversations with 52 Baseball Standouts of the Period 1924-1960 Description

Baseball lore is replete with the tales of such legendary Negro League stars as Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson and a few others. But the stories of the many other African Americans, both stars and journeymen, have largely been forgotten. These were the men who barnstormed the country, playing in loosely organized leagues and eking out a living doing what they did best, playing baseball. In this work, 52 players reminisce about what it was like to play in the Negro Leagues, from the great teams and players to the terrible Jim Crow conditions they faced in the South. Now in their sixties, seventies and eighties, these men reflect on their careers with humor, bluntness, and poignancy, providing a rich record of a part of the game that is quickly being lost to history.

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Title: Voices from the Negro Leagues: Conversations with 52 Baseball Standouts of the Period 1924-1960
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Author: Brent Kelley
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0786422793
EAN: 9780786422791
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 334
Publish Date: 2005-03-31
Binding: Paperback
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