Shut Out is the compelling story of Boston's racial divide viewed through the lens of one of the city's greatest institutions - its baseball team, ...Show synopsisShut Out is the compelling story of Boston's racial divide viewed through the lens of one of the city's greatest institutions - its baseball team, and told from the perspective of Boston native and noted sports writer Howard Bryant. This well written and poignant work contains striking interviews in which blacks who played for the Red Sox speak for the first time about their experiences in Boston, as well as groundbreaking chapter that details Jackie Robinson's ill-fated tryout with the Boston Red Sox and the humiliation that followed.Hide synopsis
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moves back & forth from events in the baseball world in boston, in the world of baseball at large, and in the city of boston at large. the parallells and connections are striking. even if you grew up here, you'll learn a lot of stuff you didn't know. one criticism: repetitive at times.
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