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After Jackie

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After Jackie

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Cal Fussman
publisher:
ESPN
genre:
History, Sports, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

EW PICK

The Pitch Cal Fussman’s After Jackie is a look at race in America through the prism of baseball, from Jackie Robinson’s debut to Hank Aaron’s 715th home run.

Curveball The Dodgers literally stole Robinson from the Kansas City Monarchs; subsequent poaching led to the Negro Leagues’ demise.

Final Score Players describe daily humiliations (a clubhouse manager used a long stick to pick up Curt Flood’s uniform), epitomizing a sad tradition of injustice that still stings.