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An account of the life, flamboyant and legendary career, and final downhill years of the man who was called the black Babe Ruth and who died, at thirty-five, during the winter after Jackie Robinson broke the minor league's color barrier
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William Brashler is also the editor of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, the highly regarded novel of a touring black baseball team in the pre-Jackie Robinson era, as well as two other novels, City Dogs and Giancana. He lives and writes in Chicago.Review:
Outstanding...a cornerstone for any baseball collection. (Lee Milazzo The Dallas Morning News)
A life of the 'black Babe Ruth' doubles as a history of the Negro Leagues. (Chicago Tribune)
A vivid, moving account...one fine book! (Charles C. Alexander The Historian)
Considered by many historians to be the best biography of the slugger. (Josh Hamill The New York Times)
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