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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Equal but Separate Before Jackie Changed Everything 2 He Made His Own History Monte Irvin Might Have Been First 3 Second, and Second to None Larry Doby Bears the Burden with Grace 4 A Closed World Opens Up Ed Charles Finds There Is a Chance 5 Worse Than You Imagine Mudcat Grant Dodged the Bullets 6 Looking Back with Regret Ernie Banks Was Playing Baseball 7 The Pinstripes Go Black and White Elston Howard Hid the Pain 8 You Know You Go in the Back Door Alvin Jackson Reports to Spring Training 9 I¿m No Jackie Robinson Too Much Bigotry for Charlie Murray 10 Recognition 50 Years Later Chuck Harmon Gets His Own Street 11 Sometimes People Live and Learn Maury Wills Finds a White Ally 12 Forever Is Not too Long to Wait Emmett Ashford Umpires Alone 13 Most Valuable Attitude Frank Robinson Made Them Better 14 The Best of Them Don¿t Always Understand Tommy Davis Reminds the Dodgers of Their Heritage 15 Living Up to His Own Image Bob Gibson Overcomes the Stereotype 16 Joan of Arc of Baseball Curt Flood Sacrifices His Career 17 Breaking That Record and Bigoted Hearts Henry Aaron Sets the Record 18 What Would Jackie Do Dusty Baker Finds His Answers 19 Coping with the Ever-Present Danger Lou Brock Outsmarted the Threats 20 The Only Black in the Room Bob Watson Wears a Necktie 21 Epilogue We Integrated Baseball and America Followed Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
African American baseball players -- Biography.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
Baseball -- United States -- History.