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The Negro Leagues : celebrating baseball's unsung heroes

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After the Civil War (18611865), the earliest seeds of professional baseball began to sprout. While racism was rampant, some early teams featured black and white players competing side by side. But by 1900, segregation forced African Americans to form their own teams. Black players traveled around the country on barnstorming tours, taking on all challengers. In 1920, baseball's Negro leagues started, and for more than three decades, they offered fans a thrilling alternative to Major League Baseball. Explore the riveting history of the Negro leagues, including some of baseball's greatest (and most unheralded) players, biggest games, and wildest moments.--

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Cordelia A. Greene Library - Castile J 796.357 DOE (Text)
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo J 796.357 DOE (Text)
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