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Out of Left Field Jews and Black Baseball

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ISBN-10: 0195399005

ISBN-13: 9780195399004

Edition: 2011

Authors: Rebecca T. Alpert

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Here is an eye-opening look at one of baseball's most intriguing and little known stories: the many-faceted relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow America. In Out of Left Field , Rebecca Alpert explores how Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and a team of black Jews called the Belleville Grays--the only Jewish team in the history of black baseball--made their mark on the segregated world of the Negro Leagues. Through in-depth research, Alpert tells the stories of the Jewish businessmen who owned and promoted teams as they both acted out and fell victim to pervasive stereotypes of Jews as greedy middlemen and hucksters. Some Jewish owners produced a kind of…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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The Business of Black Baseball
World War II and the Advancement of Black Baseball
The Conflict over Baseball Comedy
The Jewish Contribution to Ending Jim Crow Baseball