Black STATS Matter: Integrating Negro League Numbers Into Major League Records (Paperback)

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Black STATS Matter: Integrating Negro League Numbers Into Major League Records (Paperback)

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For more than half a century, Black baseball players, barred from the Major Leagues by systemic racism, competed in leagues of their own. This book re-interprets the history of race in baseball from the ground up. It tells the story of how the Major Leagues became the "Caucasian Leagues," and names the person most responsible for their segregation; showing how Major League owners and executives tried to delay and even prevent integration; and proving, using a broad range of methods, that Negro League players were every inch the equals of their Major League counterparts. Cherished records held by white players since the days of segregation are shown to belong rightfully to Negro League superstars. This book takes a fresh look at a subject that's both straight from today's headlines and as old as baseball itself.

Philip Lee worked with children with special needs in the U.S. and U.K. for 23 years before turning to writing. A teacher of chess and other strategy games, he holds degrees in history and education.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476688343
ISBN-10: 1476688346
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: August 24th, 2023
Pages: 375
Language: English