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The Resource "Get that nigger off the field!" : a sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball, by Art Rust, Jr

"Get that nigger off the field!" : a sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball, by Art Rust, Jr

Label
"Get that nigger off the field!" : a sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball
Title
"Get that nigger off the field!"
Title remainder
a sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball
Statement of responsibility
by Art Rust, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Get That Nigger Off the Field!" owes its title to a remark made almost 100 years ago by the manager of a Chicago baseball club when he spotted a black player from the opposing Toledo team on the diamond. In that particular instance the player was not taken off the field, but the remark and the threats that accompanied it were repeated so frequently that within a short time blacks found themselves unconditionally barred from major league baseball for the next 60 years - until Jackie Robinson was signed by the Dodgers in 1947. This is just one of the diverting bits of information that turn up in this first total history of the black baseball players, from the old days of black leagues through the integration of the major leagues, and on up to today. It is a warm, personal, revealing history, and the author skillfully combines his memories as a young black fan in the 1930's and 40's with the memories of black players whose names made baseball headlines. The legendary "Buck" Leonard, "Cool Papa" Bell, and "Judy" Johnson reminisce about their good and bad times in the old Negro leagues. Jackie Robinson's widow and Larry Doby recall the tough times that blacks had getting into the majors; Willie Mays recollects an exciting world series; Roy Campanella discusses the differences between him and Jackie Robinson; Lou Brock reveals some secrets of basestealing; Hank Aaron talks about changes that should be made in baseball, and there's more. Few people know the game better than Art Rust, Jr., and no one knows more about the black man's role in it - the heartbreaks, the fun, and the triumphs. --From the book jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rust, Art
Dewey number
  • 796.357/092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.A1
LC item number
R87
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball
  • African American athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Baseball
Label
"Get that nigger off the field!" : a sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball, by Art Rust, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes 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
"Get That Nigger Off the Field!" -- The Impossible Dream Coming Through -- The Morning and the Evening Stars -- Their Tongue Will Tell -- Epilogue -- Appendices
Control code
1958226
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780440027911
Lccn
75038513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1958226
Label
"Get that nigger off the field!" : a sparkling, informal history of the Black man in baseball, by Art Rust, Jr
Publication
Note
Includes 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
"Get That Nigger Off the Field!" -- The Impossible Dream Coming Through -- The Morning and the Evening Stars -- Their Tongue Will Tell -- Epilogue -- Appendices
Control code
1958226
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780440027911
Lccn
75038513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1958226

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