COLUMBIA, Mo. (PRWEB) January 29, 2019
Lloyd Barrow, a professor emeritus at the University of Missouri and an ardent career baseball fan, has completed his new book “Team First: History of Baseball Integration & Civil Rights”: a masterful account that chronicles the history of baseball and the effect it has on civil and individual events.
Author Barrow presents an all-inclusive view of baseball’s scope and significance upon every citizen of the country: “The year 2017 is a special year, the seventieth anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson integrating modern baseball. Robinson’s successes and challenges have been documented by baseball and civil rights historians. This three-part book presents the chronological history of baseball integration along with the major civil rights events of the 1940s and 1950s.
"Team First focuses upon each of the 16 Major League teams and players (with life stories) who were the first to integrate each team. Some individuals were players of the Negro League, Hall of Famers, and World Series players and others whose notable contribution was only being the first to integrate. Information about owners, general managers, and managers influenced teams’ orientation about integration. Rates of integration varied by team. The final three teams to integrate happened 10 years after Robinson won the 1947 Rookie of the Year Award.
"Find out how your favorite team approached integration. How did your team compare to other National League and American League teams? How was your favorite team influenced by early civil rights events?”
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Lloyd Barrow’s enthralling opus will give readers a glimpse of the truthful world of sports and recreation that continually shapes society as time passes by.
Readers who wish to experience this enthralling work can purchase “Team First” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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