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1954

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 320 Seiten
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"Jackie Robinson heroically broke the color barrier in 1947. But how--and, in practice, when--did the integration of the sport act... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

"Jackie Robinson heroically broke the color barrier in 1947. But how--and, in practice, when--did the integration of the sport actually occur? Bill Madden shows that baseball's famous "black experiment" did not truly succeed until the coming of age of Willie Mays and the emergence of some star players--Larry Doby, Hank Aaron, and Ernie Banks--in 1954. And as a relevant backdrop off the field, it was in May of that year that the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled, in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, that segregation be outlawed in America's public schools. Featuring original interviews with key players and weaving together the narrative of one of baseball's greatest seasons with the racially charged events of that year, 1954 demonstrates how our national pastime--with the notable exception of the Yankees, who represented white supremacy in the game--was actually ahead of the curve in terms of the acceptance of black Americans, while the nation at large continued to struggle with tolerance"--

Vorwort
From a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning sportswriter comes the story of the first time two black players led their respective teams to the World Series

Autorentext
Bill Madden is the author of several books about the Yankees, including the New York Times bestseller Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball. For more than 30 years, he has covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News. Madden is also the 2010 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He lives in New Jersey.

Klappentext

Set against the backdrop of a racially charged nation and a still predominantly all-white major league landscape, seven years removed from Jackie Robinson's breaking of the color line, "1954 "tells the story of the first time in major league history that two black players led their respective teams to the World Series.

Produktinformationen

Titel: 1954
Untertitel: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever
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EAN: 9780306823695
ISBN: 978-0-306-82369-5
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 320
Gewicht: 394g
Größe: H316mm x B228mm x T22mm
Jahr: 2015