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Heroes of the Negro Leagues

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First published as trading cards in 1990, these out-of-print watercolor images by award-winning artist Mark Chiarello are now collected for the first time in book form, along with incisive text by Jack Morelli and 39 brand-new images created especially for this book, including portraits of Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, and Jackie Robinson. The legendary Negro Leagues are rega ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Harry N. Abrams
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May 14, 2014 Cormacjosh rated it it was amazing
A book of nice watercolour paintings of Negro League players with mini biographies on the facing page. The book comes with an interesting half hour DVD that contains a 1970’s era program of interviews with players. It is insightful. I think the book itself would have been improved by an appendix of statistics so that such assertions as “Josh Gibson was the black Ted Williams” could be backed up by numbers. But, its about baseball, and the pictures are beautifully done.
April Helms
Dec 16, 2012 April Helms rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, biography
In the 1990s, watercolor artist Mark Chiarelli made a series of baseball cards dedicated to the players who played in the Negro Leagues. The images of these cards have been compiled into a book, along with brief profiles of the players who played the sport during a time when the Major Leagues did not accept black players (indeed, one of the profiles includes Frank Grant, who was was named the Best Player in Buffalo History for his Major League playing - before being shown the door). There are 60 ...more
Oct 06, 2014 Stacy rated it really liked it
Interesting book about players in the Negro Leagues. The book contains beautiful watercolor photos of each player. The book reads as a decl of playing cards.
Mar 16, 2016 Richard rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports, non-fiction, own
The most beautiful watercolor portraits of Negro League (Any League)greats including early Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and not to forget Double Duty Radcliffe. A smallish book that qualifies as a great coffee table keeper. Hard to put down until you see every page. Short bios accompany the images. A favorite in my (huge) baseball book collection.
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May 09, 2010 Sidik Fofana rated it really liked it
(Six Word Review) Talk about forgotten legends revived.
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