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Shades of Glory: The Negro Leagues & the Story of African-American Baseball

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Celebrating African America's contribution to our great national pastime, this comprehensive, lively history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and a unique statistical component, to recreate the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. Packed with stories, biographical essays, scores of archival photographs and other evocative artifacts, it is an important contribution to sports history and a wonderful tribute to the players and teams who wrote a unique chapter in the annals of baseball and American culture.

National Geographic is proud to present this compelling volume, compiled by a who's who of authorities on the subject. Drawing on years of research, Shades of Glory traces the history of black baseball from the 19th century to the first great teams, such as the Cuban Giants, and on to the era of the vibrant barnstorming teams from the East Coast, Chicago, and Cuba. The unparalleled Rube Foster started the first Negro League in 1920, with such dominant teams as the Chicago American Giants and the Kansas City Monarchs. Pittsburgh soon produced two of the greatest teams of all time, the Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords, featuring such stars as Satchel Paige, John Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and many more. Their superb brand of baseball rivaled the best of the major leagues until the historic signing of Jackie Robinson by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Shades of Glory chronicles a bygone era of black baseball and the stars who were shadowed by racial prejudice, but now shine forth in all their sparkling brilliance.

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"If 'Shades of Glory' were a baseball game, this is what would happen: A guy with dominant stuff would come out and pitch one single breathtaking and flawless first inning. Then the rest of a good staff would get in some solid work finishing the game, which their team would win by a comfortable margin.

The book opens with a brief, sparkling investigation of the Negro Leagues in the context... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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Published in association with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum timed to coincide with an accompanying exhibition and a special induction of Negro League players into the Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Packed with stories, biographical essays, scores of archival photographs, andother evocative artifacts, "Shades of Glory" chronicles a bygone era of blackbaseball and the stars who were shadowed by racial prejudice, but now

Synopsis:

The result of a study commissioned by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and funded by a grant from Major League Baseball(, this richly illustrated, comprehensive history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and a unique statistical component to re-create the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. 75 photos.

About the Author

Lawrence D. Hogan is a senior professor of history at Union County College in New Jersey. He is an expert on the history of black baseball and his touring exhibit on the subject has traveled nationwide.

Jules Tygiel, a history professor at San Francisco State University, is the author of Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, and Past Time: Baseball as History, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1939 and has become an American institution. Dedicated to chronicling and preserving baseball history and honoring the sport's foremost figures, it annually attracts more than 350,000 visitors to its home in Cooperstown, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792253068
With:
Hogan, Lawrence B.
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
With:
Hogan, Lawrence B.
Author:
Hogan, Lawrence D.
Author:
Tygiel, Jules
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Negro leagues -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
75 B and W PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.38x6.68x1.42 in. 1.72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Published in association with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum timed to coincide with an accompanying exhibition and a special induction of Negro League players into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
"Synopsis" by , Packed with stories, biographical essays, scores of archival photographs, andother evocative artifacts, "Shades of Glory" chronicles a bygone era of blackbaseball and the stars who were shadowed by racial prejudice, but now
"Synopsis" by , The result of a study commissioned by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and funded by a grant from Major League Baseball(, this richly illustrated, comprehensive history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and a unique statistical component to re-create the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. 75 photos.
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