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Joe Black: More than a Dodger

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by Martha Jo Black & Chuck Schoffner
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Joe Black: More than a Dodger by Martha Jo Black & Chuck Schoffner

He was told that the color of his skin would keep him out of the big leagues, but Joe Black worked his way up through the Negro League and the Cuban League. He burst into the Majors in 1952 when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In the face of segregation, verbal harassment, and even death threats, Joe Black rose to the top of his game; he earned National League Rookie of the Year and became the first African American pitcher to win a World Series game. With the same tenacity he showed in his baseball career, Black became the first African American vice president of a transportation corporation when he went to work for Greyhound. In this first-ever biography of Joe Black, his daughter Martha Jo Black tells the story not only of a baseball great who broke through the color line, but also of the father she knew and loved.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 384
Size: 8.1 MB
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780897337557 (DRM-EPUB)

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