Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959

4 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780803283169: Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

From 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, through 1959, when the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League team to integrate, more than a hundred African American baseball players crossed the color line and made it to the Major Leagues. Each of these players is profiled in this comprehensive book, which includes their statistics and capsule biographies, their triumphs and trials.

Some of these players became superstars of the game and eventual Hall of Famers—Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, and Bob Gibson; most were average players. All were pioneers, facing down the enormous difficulties of integrating organized baseball. The authors provide a new preface and appendix for this Bison Books edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Larry Moffi has written five other books, including The Conscience of the Game (Nebraska 2006). Jonathan Kronstadt is a writer living in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Review:

"Whether for loot or for love of the game, these players bridged the distance between racial segregation and racial integration in America's standard pastime."—Russell Adams, chair of the African American studies department, Howard University  (Russell Adams)

"The more you read the more you shake your head. The minority players of that era are truly inspirational."—Frank Thomas, player for the Oakland A’s (Frank Thomas)

"It takes up where Robert Peterson's important Only the Ball Was White leaves off. . . . Moffi and Kronstadt demonstrate precisely and eloquently how the crossing of the color line was not a quick one-time event but, rather, a slow decade-long process of various courageous moves matched by even more cowardly moves by both players and owners."—Ed Folsom, editor of Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (Ed Folsom)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780899509303: Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0899509304 ISBN 13:  9780899509303
Publisher: McFarland Publishing, 1994
Hardcover

9780877455295: Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959

Univ o..., 1996
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Moffi, Larry
Published by Bison Books 12/1/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bison Books 12/1/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947-1959. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780803283169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Larry Moffi
Published by University of Nebraska Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Nebraska PB Ptg. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. From 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, through 1959, when the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League team to integrate, more than a hundred African American baseball players crossed the color line and made it to the Major Leagues. Each of these players is profiled in this comprehensive book, which includes their statistics and capsule biographies, their triumphs and trials. Some of these players became superstars of the game and eventual Hall of Famers-Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, and Bob Gibson; most were average players. All were pioneers, facing down the enormous difficulties of integrating organized baseball. The authors provide a new preface and appendix for this Bison Books edition. Seller Inventory # APC9780803283169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Larry Moffi
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780803283169_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Moffi, Larry
Published by University of Nebraska Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2006. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780803283169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Larry Moffi, Jonathan Kronstadt (Preface)
Published by Bison Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bison Books, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Text is Free of Markings. Seller Inventory # DADAX0803283164

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Larry Moffi
Published by University of Nebraska Press, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Nebraska PB Ptg. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.From 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, through 1959, when the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League team to integrate, more than a hundred African American baseball players crossed the color line and made it to the Major Leagues. Each of these players is profiled in this comprehensive book, which includes their statistics and capsule biographies, their triumphs and trials. Some of these players became superstars of the game and eventual Hall of Famers-Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, and Bob Gibson; most were average players. All were pioneers, facing down the enormous difficulties of integrating organized baseball. The authors provide a new preface and appendix for this Bison Books edition. Seller Inventory # APC9780803283169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Larry Moffi
Published by Bison Books
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bison Books. Paperback. Condition: New. 250 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.6in.From 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, through 1959, when the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League team to integrate, more than a hundred African American baseball players crossed the color line and made it to the Major Leagues. Each of these players is profiled in this comprehensive book, which includes their statistics and capsule biographies, their triumphs and trials. Some of these players became superstars of the game and eventual Hall of FamersJackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Roy Campanella, and Bob Gibson; most were average players. All were pioneers, facing down the enormous difficulties of integrating organized baseball. The authors provide a new preface and appendix for this Bison Books edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780803283169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Moffi, Larry
Published by Bison Books
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bison Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0803283164 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780803283169

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Moffi, Larry
Published by Bison (2016)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bison, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780803283169_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.91
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Larry Moffi
Published by Bison Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0803283164 ISBN 13: 9780803283169
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bison Books, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0803283164

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book