They are baseball's unsung heroes--mostly overlooked, unheralded, and unappreciated. They played before meager crowds, on rudimentary fields, and in small towns across the United States, and most of them never got the chance to display their talent to the world on baseball's great stage, the major leagues. They are the great stars of the Negro Leagues, many of whom played during a time when black players were denied the opportunity to play on the same field with whites. Monte Irvin was young enough to get his chance in 1949 ...

Few and Chosen: Defining Negro Leagues Greatness 2007, Triumph Books (IL), Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9781572438552