Baseball’s Forgotten Black Heroes
In 1947, Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball by becoming the first black player on a modern day major league team. Jackie made history with the Brooklyn Dodgers and this story is about Jackie and the seventeen players who followed him. These Black Heroes challenged the status quo and policies of team owners and were part of the first wave of black players who played on the sixteen major league teams that existed in 1947. It was not until 1959 (three years after Jackie retired) that the last of the sixteen teams added a black player to their roster.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 374 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 09, 2019)
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History