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The Resource Greatness in the shadows : Larry Doby and the integration of the American League, Douglas M. Branson

Greatness in the shadows : Larry Doby and the integration of the American League, Douglas M. Branson

Label
Greatness in the shadows : Larry Doby and the integration of the American League
Title
Greatness in the shadows
Title remainder
Larry Doby and the integration of the American League
Statement of responsibility
Douglas M. Branson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Just weeks after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, Larry Doby joined Robinson in breaking the color barrier in the major leagues when he became the first black player to integrate the American League, signing with the Cleveland Indians in July 1947. Doby went on to be a seven-time All-Star center fielder who led the Indians to two pennants. In many respects Robinson and Doby were equals in their baseball talent and experiences and had remarkably similar playing careers: both were well-educated, well-spoken World War II veterans and both had played spectacularly, albeit briefly, in the Negro Leagues. Like Robinson, Doby suffered brickbats, knock-down pitches, spit in his face, and other forms of abuse and discrimination. Doby was also a pioneering manager, becoming the second black manager after Frank Robinson. Well into the 1950s Doby was the only African American All-Star in the American League during a period in which fifteen black players became National League All-Stars. Why is Doby largely forgotten as a central figure in baseball's integration? Why has he not been accorded his rightful place in baseball history? Greatness in the Shadows attempts to answer these questions, bringing Doby's story to life and sharing his achievements and firsts with a new generation"--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branson, Douglas M
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.D58
LC item number
B73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doby, Larry
  • American League of Professional Baseball Clubs
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • African American athletes
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Baseball
Label
Greatness in the shadows : Larry Doby and the integration of the American League, Douglas M. Branson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coolest of them all? Mantle, Mays, or Doby? -- The Branch Rickey yardstick -- Bill Veeck compared -- Doby breaks the color line in the American League -- Doby's middle years: world championships, home run and RBI titles -- It takes a village (and more): efforts at breaking the color line in baseball -- The shadow cast by Rickey and Robinson -- The second shadow? A tale of two cities -- Playing in the American League -- The long shadow of Satchel Paige -- Should Paige have been the first? The Mantle shadow? Mickey, Mantle Boulevard, Mantle Museum, Mick Lit, Mick Legend, the MIck -- Conflation of the Mantle legend -- Willie Mays and "the catch" -- Casting their own shadows: Robinson, Doby, and the news media -- Doby's later years -- Doby, Robinson, baseball, and racism -- A seldom-remembered pioneer
Control code
ocn928607630
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780803285521
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015031802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803285521
  • (OCoLC)928607630
Label
Greatness in the shadows : Larry Doby and the integration of the American League, Douglas M. Branson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coolest of them all? Mantle, Mays, or Doby? -- The Branch Rickey yardstick -- Bill Veeck compared -- Doby breaks the color line in the American League -- Doby's middle years: world championships, home run and RBI titles -- It takes a village (and more): efforts at breaking the color line in baseball -- The shadow cast by Rickey and Robinson -- The second shadow? A tale of two cities -- Playing in the American League -- The long shadow of Satchel Paige -- Should Paige have been the first? The Mantle shadow? Mickey, Mantle Boulevard, Mantle Museum, Mick Lit, Mick Legend, the MIck -- Conflation of the Mantle legend -- Willie Mays and "the catch" -- Casting their own shadows: Robinson, Doby, and the news media -- Doby's later years -- Doby, Robinson, baseball, and racism -- A seldom-remembered pioneer
Control code
ocn928607630
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780803285521
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015031802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803285521
  • (OCoLC)928607630

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