Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson And His Legacy Book Pdf

Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy

by Jules Tygiel

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In this gripping account of one of the most important steps in the history of American desegregation, Jules Tygiel tells the story of Jackie Robinson's crossing of baseball's color line. Examining th































Indeed, much has transpired between this young African-American's first bold strides around the baseball diamonds of a segregated America and General Manager Bob Watson's pride in assembling 1996 World Champion New York YankeesNov 03, 2008 Steve rated it really liked it Shelves: sports This is a well-researched history of the integration of baseballIt was a seminal point in the moral sense of America and the start for the march for equality on a national scaleIt is shameful that the baseball establishment often reflected the ethos of the timesExamining the social and historical contextof Robinson's introduction into white organized baseball, both on and off thefield, Tygiel also tells the often neglected stories of other African-Americanplayers--such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron--whohelped transform our national pastime into an integrated game

Tygiel does not steer away from the criticisms of the great experimentJan 27, 2009 Whitney rated it it was amazing Jackie Robinson is one of the great heroes of the Civil Rights movement, and I came to admire and respect him through this bookDrawing on dozens of interviews with players and front office executives, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal papers, Tygiel provides the most telling and insightful account of Jackie Robinson's influence on American baseball and society.DescriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pTygiel even tells of Robinsons own outspoken criticisms of Major League BaseballAfter some initial resistance, southern boosters largely abandoned their protests against integrated teams for fear of losing their lucrative deals with baseball clubsApply Now - opens in a new window or tab See terms - opens in a new window or tab See payment details Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes IncGood Luck! You're still the highest bidder! You increased your max bid to Please enter your bid again

The author notes that black ball players in the minors often continued to face vicious racism, even after Robinson broke down the color barrier in the majorsStill I learned quite a bit about a lot of early integrationist that I had never even heard of let alone known anything about Immediate payment required for this item Immediate payment of US $4.77 is requiredPlease enter a valid numberBut this book doesn't end with Robinson: Baseball's Great Experiment follows the entire saga of baseball integration through 1959, when the Boston Red Sox--the last all-white Major League team--brought up the black infielder "Pumpsie" Green from the minorsAlthough I really enjoyed it, I would only recommend this book for baseball history buffsCurrent bid amount + + import charges (shown at checkout) time left ##2## left Bid Count Your high bid amount: Your bid amount: Calculating import charges acfb50e82b

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