Like America in the first half of the twentieth century, baseball was still segregated. Every road to the major leagues was blocked by unwritten agreements never to allow black athletes entry. It seemed like the better they played, the further they were pushed back. Until, that is, a plan was hatched by two men. One seized an opportunity to advance the game of baseball forever, and the other ran a...
Age Range: 9 - 12 years
Grade Level: 4 - 7
Series: Swinging for the Fences: Life in the Negro Leagues
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing; 1st edition (October 15, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.3 x 9.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 11988886
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gh bigotry like he ran the bases, with strength and grace. Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson would work together to break down the color barriers of baseball, and show the world that African-American athletes were as good and as worthy as anyone to put on a major league uniform. They were not alone. From Larry Doby to Monte Irvin, and the irrepressible Satchel Paige, baseball was gifted by the emergence of a weath of talent and personality that would truly make it, at last, America's pastime.