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Rickey and Robinson: The Preacher, the Player, and America's Game

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On August 28, 1945, a scout for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team escorted an intriguing, if not exactly youthful, prospect into the intriguing, if not exactly welcoming, office of a veteran baseball man who had already revolutionized the sport at least once. Jackie Robinson meet Branch Rickey.

What actually happened in that cluttered room over the course of the next few h
Paperback, 248 pages
Published February 16th 2000 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published January 1st 2000)
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Aug 11, 2012 Nicole rated it it was ok
Yet another disappointing read for a college course. It didn't really surprise me that this book was going to disappoint me. One, I hate baseball. Two, I hate my professor's (John C. Chalberg) writing style. Three, well... there isn't a three. Those two are basically it. I have never been a huge fan of sports in general, yet baseball has always been my most loathed sport. Reading this book really didn't help improve my dislike of baseball, nor did I start to hate it more.

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