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The Resource Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel

Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel

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Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line
Title
Color blind
Title remainder
the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line
Statement of responsibility
Tom Dunkel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the Great Depression, in drought stricken Bismarck, North Dakota, one of the most improbable teams in the history of baseball was assembled by one of the sport's most unlikely champions. A decade before Jackie Robinson broke into the Major Leagues, car dealer Neil Churchill signed the best players he could find, regardless of race, and fielded an integrated squad that took on all comers in spectacular fashion. When baseball swept America in the years after the Civil War, independent, semipro, and municipal leagues sprouted up everywhere, especially in the large swaths of the country without a Major League team. With civic pride on the line, rivalries were fierce and teams often signed ringers to play alongside the town dentist, the insurance salesman, and the teen prodigy. But nothing could quite compare to Chrysler dealer Neil Churchill's team in Bismarck. Years ahead of his time, Churchill added stars from the Negro Leagues, including Quincy Trouppe, Hilton Smith, Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, and the biggest star of them all, Satchel Paige. Set against the backdrop of the Great Plains and the Great Depression, Color Blind immerses the reader in the wild and wonderful world of independent baseball, with its tough competition and its novelty -- from all-brother teams and a prison team (who only played home games, naturally) to one from a religious commune that sported Old Testament beards. Dunkel traces the rise of the Bismarck squad, and follows them through their ups and downs, focusing on the 1935 season, and the first National Semipro Tournament in Wichita, Kansas
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Dunkel, Tom
Dewey number
796.357
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV875.B58
LC item number
D86 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Churchill, Neil Orr
  • Paige, Satchel
  • Trouppe, Quincy
  • Smith, Hilton
  • Bismarck Churchills (Baseball team)
  • Baseball teams
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Semi-professional baseball
  • Racism in sports
  • African American baseball players
Label
Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and notes (pages 295-345)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : before 42 -- Coming together. Prairieland of opportunity ; Grasshoppers and hickory sticks ; Birth of a salesman ; Worlds apart ; Over the color line ; Throwing fire ; Showtime ; Nameless dread -- Playing together. Come and gone ; Feeling the heat ; Marriages and separations ; Cat and moose ; Long rifle rides again ; "A riotous opera of extra-base hits..." -- Tested together. Little man, big idea ; Gunfight at the cowtown corral ; Big gun ; The Erle of Oklahoma ; Last team standing ; "Plenty of barn room" ; Endings ; Deep smoke winding
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802193452
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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24a4adf1-1df0-4b24-99b7-dd2515943bb5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881683378
  • (OCoLC)ocn881683378
  • 999949
Label
Color blind : the forgotten team that broke baseball's color line, Tom Dunkel
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and notes (pages 295-345)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : before 42 -- Coming together. Prairieland of opportunity ; Grasshoppers and hickory sticks ; Birth of a salesman ; Worlds apart ; Over the color line ; Throwing fire ; Showtime ; Nameless dread -- Playing together. Come and gone ; Feeling the heat ; Marriages and separations ; Cat and moose ; Long rifle rides again ; "A riotous opera of extra-base hits..." -- Tested together. Little man, big idea ; Gunfight at the cowtown corral ; Big gun ; The Erle of Oklahoma ; Last team standing ; "Plenty of barn room" ; Endings ; Deep smoke winding
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 345 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802193452
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
24a4adf1-1df0-4b24-99b7-dd2515943bb5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)881683378
  • (OCoLC)ocn881683378
  • 999949

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