Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy


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  • ASIN: 0195339282
Author: Jules Tygiel
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Tygiel, Jules
EAN: 9780195339284
EANList:
  • EANListElement= 9780195339284
  • Edition: 25th anniversary
    ISBN: 0195339282
    ItemDimensions:
  • Height= 530
  • Length= 790
  • Weight= 72
  • Width= 110
  • Label: Oxford University Press
    Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
    MPN: Illustrated
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 448
    PackageDimensions:
  • Height= 101
  • Length= 800
  • Weight= 131
  • Width= 525
  • PackageQuantity: 1
    PartNumber: Illustrated
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2008-02-27
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Studio: Oxford University Press
    Title: Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

    Product Description

    In this gripping account of one of the most important steps in the history of American desegregation, Jules Tygiel tells the story of Jackie Robinson's crossing of baseball's color line. Examining the social and historical context of Robinson's introduction into white organized baseball, both on and off the field, Tygiel also tells the often neglected stories of other African-American players--such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron--who helped transform our national pastime into an integrated game. Drawing on dozens of interviews with players and front office executives, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal papers, Tygiel provides the most telling and insightful account of Jackie Robinson's influence on American baseball and society. The anniversary issue features a new foreword by the author.