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Negro Baseball…Before Integration

by Effa Manley & Leon Herbert Hardwick

List Price: $19.95 (Paper), $29.95 (Hard Cover)
ISBN: 978-1-878282-43-9 (Paper)
ISBN: 978-1-878282-44-6 (Hard Cover)
Category: Sports History, Black History
Pub Date: 2006
Binding: Paper, Hard Cover (6” x 9”), 200 pages
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Since its publication in 1976, Negro Baseball has been an indispensable source of information for historians and fans interested in reconstructing black America’s baseball past.  Effa Manley’s ability to set her story within a broader social and cultural context has made her work much more than a baseball book.  Instead, she encouraged her readers to make the essential connection between “shadowball” and the community’s economic interests and cultural identity.

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, Effa Manley was considered the “first lady” of black baseball.  The controversial and spirited co-owner of the Newark Eagles consistently challenged league owners and players to maintain the integrity of the game and advance the interests of the black community.  Her original edition of Negro Baseball is reprinted in full with new material preceding and following it.

Visit Gregg’s Baseball Bookcase for Gregg Kersey’s thoughts on this book.

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