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1947 When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball: The Year Jackie Robinson Broke the Color Barrier (Da Capo Paperback)

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When Jackie Robinson was penciled into the lineup for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Americas national pastime and Americas future changed forever. How much is reflected in a remark Martin Luther King Jr. made to Don Newcombe: “Youll never know what you and Jackie and Roy did to make it possible to do my job.” Red Barber was perfectly situated to observe this drama. Broadcaster for the Dodgers, friend of Branch Rickey—who confided in him before and during the year of decision—and keen student of the game and the behavior of its players, Red held the microphone as the story unfolded with a cast of characters that included baseball immortals Duke Snyder, Leo Durocher, Pee Wee Reese, Peter Reiser, Larry McPhail, and Joe DiMaggio. Towering above them all are Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey—who together made baseball and American history and whose courage and toughness Red Barber captures so beautifully in this book.

Synopsis:

"When Jackie Robinson was penciled into the lineup for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Americas national pastime and Americas future changed forever. How much is reflected in a remark Martin Luther Kin"

About the Author

Red Barber was for millions the voice of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees; he was later a baseball commentator for National Public Radio. His books include The Broadcasters , The Rhubarb Patch, The Walk and the Spirit, and with Robert W. Creamer, Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306802126
Author:
Barber, Red
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
50
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 17-<18 >
Publication Date:
19881231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in 14.4 oz

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