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Raceball free pdf The colliding histories of black and Latin ballplayers in the major leagues have traditionally been told as a story of their shameful segregation and redemptive integration. Jackie Robinson jumped baseball's color line to much fanfare, but integration was painful as well as triumphal. It gutted the once-vibrant Negro Leagues and often subjected Latin players to Jim Crow racism. Today, Major League Baseball tightens its grasp around the Caribbean's burgeoning baseball academies, while at home it embraces--and exploits--the legacy of the Negro Leagues. Award-winning historian Rob Ruck explains the catalyst for this sea change while breaking down the consequences that cut across society. By looking at this history from the vantage point of black America and the Caribbean, "Raceball" unveils a fresh and stunning truth: baseball has never been stronger as a business, never weaker as a game.

About Rob Ruck

Rob Ruck teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Author of "Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh" and "The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic, " he made the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Kings on the Hill: Baseball's Forgotten Men." He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Maggie Patterson, his coauthor for "Rooney: A Sporting Life."

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Author : Rob Ruck
Publisher : Beacon Press
Data Published : 01 April 2011
ISBN : 0807048054
EAN : 9780807048054
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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