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Of Monarchs and Black Barons: Essays on Baseball's Negro Leagues

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The first African American to play in baseball's recognized major leagues, William Edward White, appeared in 1879, followed by brothers Fleetwood and Welday Walker in 1884. The fourth African American, Jackie Robinson, did not make his major league debut until 1947. This sixty-three year gap has become known as the era of "black baseball"--a time when two generations of African American players were excluded from the existing major leagues. This anthology provides insights into black baseball during this extraordinary time, ...

Of Monarchs and Black Barons: Essays on Baseball's Negro Leagues 2012, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786465422

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