Saturday, June 11, 2011
Must Read: Baseball and Integration
Rebecca Alpert has penned a well researched account of the effort to integrate major league baseball. Moreover, she has given an accurate accounting of Izzy Muchnick's role in arranging for 3 members of the Negro Leagues (including Jackie Robinson) to "try out" for the Boston Red Sox in 1945 -- 2 years prior to JR's appearance in a game as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Check out her book entitled: "Out of Left Field".