The Forgotten Players by Robert Gardner
The Story of Black Baseball in America

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Traces the history of the Negro leagues that evolved due to segregation in professional baseball and the experiences of black players from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth century.
 

About Robert Gardner

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Robert Gardner is an award-winning author of science books. He is a retired high school teacher of physics, chemistry, and physical sience. He lives with his wife, natalie, and enjoys writing, biking, and doing volunteer work. DENNIS SHORTELLE is a history teacher and former chairman of the history department at Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut.
 
Published February 1, 1993 by Walker & Company. 132 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A sturdily documented history of blacks in pro baseball, from Reconstruction to the dissolution of the Negro American League in 1960.

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Although there have been more than a dozen adult books on baseball's Negro Leagues--the all-black aggregations that predated Jackie Robinson's breaking the game's racial barrier in the late '40s--this

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Although there have been more than a dozen adult books on baseball's Negro Leagues--the all-black aggregations that predated Jackie Robinson's breaking the game's racial barrier in the late '40s--this is among the first for younger readers.

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