COLOR BLIND The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

COLOR BLIND The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

By: Dunkel, Tom

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


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"A tale as fantastic as it is true."--"Boston Globe"
When baseball swept America in the years after the Civil War, independent, semipro, and municipal leagues sprouted up everywhere. With civic pride on the line, rivalries were fierce and teams often signed ringers to play alongside the town dentist, insurance salesman, and teen prodigy. In drought-stricken Bismarck, North Dakota during the Great Depression, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was assembled by one of the sport's most unlikely champions. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular fashion.
"Color Blind" immerses the reader in the wild and wonderful world of early independent baseball, with its tough competition and its novelty. Dunkel traces the rise of the Bismarck squad, focusing on the 1935 season and the first National Semipro Tournament. This is an entertaining, must-read for anyone interested in the history of baseball.

Title: COLOR BLIND The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

Author Name: Dunkel, Tom

Categories: Sports, Sports - Baseball,

Publisher: Grove Press: 2014

ISBN Number: 0802121373

ISBN Number 13: 9780802121370

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 134708

Description: Like New Paperback. No wear or tears; no creasing. No marks or writing. No inventory stickers. Nice, clean copy. Scan shows actual book. ; 368 pages

Keywords: Baseball,