Black Ball 2008 Calendar
The Negro Baseball Leagues
12 Month Calendar

Black Ball 2008 Calendar
Black Ball 2008 Calendar
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Toward the end of the nineteenth century, through a combination of officially erected obstacles and "gentlemen's agreements" among league directors and baseball club owners, black ballplayers were completely excluded from the major leagues. More than fifty years would pass before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.

Racism failed to keep black athletes off the field altogether, of course. In 1920, pitcher Andew "Rube" Foster organized the first enduring all-black league; franchises popped up across the United States. Black players drew less money and renown than their white counterparts, but their contributions to the national pastime were as significant.

This calendar celebrates the Negro Leagues' players and teams in rare photographs, concise biographies, stats, key dates, and memorable quotations, all compiled by historian James A. Riley (author of The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues.)

Black Ball 2008 Calendar
The Negro Baseball Leagues

Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764939723
UPC: 717195219567
Format: 12 months





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