Integration of Baseball In Philadelphia
McFarland & Company (series)
- 186 Pages
- Illustrated in B&W
- Released: January 8, 2003
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
Description by OLDIES.com:
This work examines how Philadelphia acquired a reputation as a tough place for African American players. It follows the very slow and difficult progress of integration of the Philadelphia Phillies and Athletics. Attempts to integrate Philadelphia baseball began being made as early as the 1860s, and all of them proved futile until 1953. Those attempts and the reasons that they failed are discussed.
The book provides biographical and statistical information on some of the African American players who were confronted with discrimination, and also looks at the white players, managers, coaches, and front office personnel who were having a difficult time accepting African American players on their teams.
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