Baseball Integration of Baseball In Philadelphia

Baseball - Integration of Baseball In Philadelphia
ON SALE
4 ratings
Hurry! Only 1 copy left Sorry no back-orders
CYBER SALE: $29.98 Limited Time Only
List Price: $32
You Save: $2.02 (6% Off)
Available: Usually ships in 1-3 business days
Paperback Book
sku:  BK 9647
on most orders of $50+
Brand New
Holiday Ordering Guidelines: Delivery in the US by December 24th
for Premium (1-5 Days) Shipping
for Premium (USPS 1-3 Days) Shipping

Book Details

  • 186 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Illustrated in B&W
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

Authors:

Author:

Description by OLDIES.com:

The release of Ken Burns' documentary Baseball in 1994 and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut in the major leagues in 1997 once again brought attention to the integration of baseball. Integration did not guarantee equality or even begin to solve baseball's race-related struggles. In some instances, integration caused even more problems for the African American players and their white teammates. This was the case in Philadelphia, where, among other discriminatory actions, Phillies manager Ben Chapman instructed his players to verbally abuse Jackie Robinson.

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.

McFarland & Company

Customers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 3.8
Based on 4 ratings.
Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!

Product Info

  • ISBN: 0786414235
  • EAN: 9780786414239
  • International Shipping: 2 items

Baseball:

To place an order or for customer service, call toll-free 1-800-336-4627 or outside the United States, call 1-610-649-7565
Extended Holiday Hours: Open Monday-Friday: 8am-11pm, Weekends: 10am-10pm (Eastern Time)
Se habla Español! Spanish-speaking representatives available, Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (Eastern Time)