African American baseball players
Apr 14, 2011 — Bill White started his pro career in a Southern minor league where he was the only black player. He later made the majors, and went on to become a Yankees broadcaster and president of the National League. He shares his favorite broadcasting memories and controversial opinions with Robert Siegel.
Mar 11, 2011 — Not too long ago, African-Americans played a much bigger role in baseball. In the mid-1970s, a quarter of all players were black Americans. Today, it's one in 10. Baseball historian Rob Ruck writes about how that happened in his new book, Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.
Oct 24, 2010 — Octavius Catto led the fight to desegregate Philadelphia's horse-drawn streetcars, raised all-black regiments to fight in the Civil War, and pushed for black voting rights — all before the age of 32. Despite all that, he's barely remembered today. But a new book sheds life on his groundbreaking work.
Jan 29, 2008 — The vivid, detailed and realistic pictures in a new book for children transport readers to the world of baseball's Negro Leagues. Award-winning artist Kadir Nelson wrote and illustrated the book, We Are the Ship.
Apr 15, 2007 — When Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field on April 15, 1947, it was the beginning of a year that would test his courage, and the mettle of a nation. In his new book, author Jonathan Eig delves into the personal and professional battles that Robinson fought during his rookie season.