Joe Black

Joe Black

More Than A Dodger

Book - 2015
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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 Leagues and the Cuban Winter 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.

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Academy Chicago Publishers, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780897337533
0897337530
Branch Call Number: 927.96357 BLA BLA
Characteristics: viii, 376 pages :,illustrations
Additional Contributors: Schoffner, Chuck 1950-

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