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Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues (Sports and Entertainment)

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Publisher Comments:

In a rare memoir about the Negro Leagues and its celebrated players, Frazier "Slow" Robinson offers an inspiring and often entertaining view of the black baseball diamond through a catcher's mask. In 1939, at the age of 29 - after playing professional baseball for twelve years - Frazier Robinson caught for the legendary Satchel Paige in barnstorming games from New Orleans to Walla Walla. Robinson played several more seasons in the Negro Leagues before finishing his career in Canada. While his career was a solid one, it was less spectacular than that of his friend and Hall-of-Famer, Satchel Paige, and so more typical of the experience of most Negro Leaguers. Robinson covers, in remarkable detail, the personal perspective of the men, the teams, and the times that shaped this uniquely American subculture. From playing catcher for obscure industrial teams to barnstorming with Satchel Paige, he chronologically traces his nationwide path through the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and early 50s.

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Robinson's vivid first-hand account of his 25-year career in Negro League baseball offers a rare and personal perspective of the men, the teams, and the times that shaped this uniquely American subculture. He chronologically traces his nationwide path through the 1920's, 30's, and 40's from playing catcher for obscure industrial teams to barnstorming with Hall-of-Famer Satchel Paige, for whom he caught for two years. Embroidering his story with the threads of black society, he provides a glimpse of life as a black athlete in a racially divided nation.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780815605638
Introduction:
Early, Gerald
Foreword:
O'Neil, John "Buck"
Introduction by:
Early, Gerald
Introduction:
Early, Gerald
Foreword by:
O'Neil, John "Buck"
Foreword:
O'Neil, John "Buck"
Author:
Robinson, Frazier
Author:
O'Neil, John "Buck"
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
Syracuse :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Negro leagues
Subject:
Negro leagues -- History.
Subject:
African American baseball players
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sports and Entertainment (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.85x6.53x.95 in. 1.19 lbs.

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