A Negro League Scrapbook

A Negro League Scrapbook

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Baker & Taylor
Lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs celebrate the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time, such as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and James Bell.

Boyd Brew
Imagine that you are an outstanding baseball player but banned from the major leagues. Imagine that you are breaking records but the world ignores your achievements. Imagine having a dream but no chance to make that dream come true. This is what life was like for African American baseball players before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier. Meet Josh Gibson, called "the black Babe Ruth," who hit seventy-five home runs in 1931; James "Cool Papa" Bell, the fastest man in baseball; legendary Satchel Paige, who once struck out twenty-four batters in a single game; and, of course, Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, and one of the greatest players of all time. Featuring lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs, this is a celebration of the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time.

Boyds Mills Pr
Imagine that you are an outstanding baseball player but banned from the major leagues. Imagine that you are breaking records but the world ignores your achievements. Imagine having a dream but no chance to make that dream come true. This is what life was like for African American baseball players before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier. Meet Josh Gibson, called "the black Babe Ruth," who hit seventy-five home runs in 1931; James "Cool Papa" Bell, the fastest man in baseball; legendary Satchel Paige, who once struck out twenty-four batters in a single game; and, of course, Jackie Robinson, the first black player in Major League Baseball, and one of the greatest players of all time. Featuring lively verse, fascinating facts, and archival photographs, this is a celebration of the Negro Leagues and the great players who went unrecognized in their time.


Baker
& Taylor

Presents the history of the Negro baseball leagues with facts, photographs, and discussions of the lives of some of its greatest players, such as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and James Bell.

Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590780916
1590780914
Branch Call Number: 796.35764 W3784n 2005 CHILD
Characteristics: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm

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