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Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

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A 2013 CASEY Award Finalist for Best Baseball Book of the Year and a Booklist Top Ten Sports Book of the Year

When baseball swept America in the years after the Civil War, independent, semipro, and municipal leagues sprouted up everywhere. With civic pride on the line, rivalries were fierce and teams often signed ringers to play alongside the town dentist, insurance salesman, and teen prodigy. In drought-stricken Bismarck, North Dakota during the Great Depression, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was assembled by one of the sports most unlikely champions. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular fashion.

Color Blind immerses the reader in the wild and wonderful world of early independent baseball, with its tough competition and its novelty. Dunkel traces the rise of the Bismarck squad, focusing on the 1935 season and the first National Semipro Tournament. This is an entertaining, must-read for anyone interested in the history of baseball.

“A tale as fantastic as it is true.”—Boston Globe

About the Author

Tom Dunkel is an award-winning freelance journalist who has written for The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802121370
Author:
Dunkel, Tom
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.5 in

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