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Featuring original interviews with key players and weaving together the narrative of one of baseball’s greatest seasons with the racially charged events of that year, 1954 demonstrates how our national pastime—with the notable exception of the Yankees, who represented white supremacy in the game—was actually ahead of the curve in terms of the acceptance of black Americans, while the nation at large continued to struggle with tolerance.
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By Matthew Tsien on 04-28-18
Black Stars Changed Baseball Beyond Belief
The Year 1954 begins the rise of a whole new generation of Black All Stars winning MVP Awards and World Series titles like never expected.
Willie Mays is chosen NL MVP and leads his Giants to World Series victory. Other dominant Black players would make immediate All Star history winning league awards, including batting titles, and more MVP Awards and World Series titles, following the Rise of Mays.
They included perspectives from Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Larry Doby, Maury Wills, and Elston Howard.
By Peter on 08-31-15
Great for history buff
Great retrospective for what African Americans had to go through to make a dollar. History of the times was great. Maybe a little too much detail about each specific game but overall very good. Wish I saw willie mays and Larry Dobbs play.