Negro Leagues' Integration Era
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The Negro Leagues’ Integration Era covers the history of the Negro Leagues, its players’ segregation from Major League Baseball, and their eventual integration. Readers will meet owners, players, and managers who were supporters of integration such as Branch Rickey, Bill Veeck, Clay Hopper, and PeeWee Reese, as well as those who held the Color Line such as Kenesaw Landis and Cap Anson. Black players to join the major leagues such as Jackie Robinson, Larry Doby, Don Newcombe, Sachel Paige, Dan Bankhead, Willard Brown, Hank Thompson, Roy Campanella, Monte Irvin, Willie Mays, Ray Dandridge, Minnie Minoso, Elston Howard, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron and Pumpsie Green are introduced. Vivid descriptions of the legendary players and their stories explore the social impact of black baseball in segregated America. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.