Swinging for the Fences: Life in the Negro Leagues

9781624692901: Swinging for the Fences: Life in the Negro Leagues

Here the books which are your tickets to the Negro Leagues, teams made of gifted African Americans who refused to be stopped by their exclusion from the Major Leagues. Youll meet former pitcher Rube Foster, whom many consider the father of the Negro Leagues. Then thrill to the home runs of catcher Josh Gibson, who may just have been better than Babe Ruth. Laugh at the antics of pitcher Satchel Paige, that is until he throws a pitch you never saw coming. And then theres Jackie Robinson, who finally destroyed the color barrier once and for all. 4 volume chronological set.

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