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The Forgotten History of African American Baseball

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"The Forgotten World of African American Baseball is an important addition to the chronicles of baseball. It brings alive a forgotten era in our social history by bringing alive the remarkable men whose passion and pride knew no bounds." -- Dave Kaplan, Director, Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center "If you loved Shade of Glory-and who didn't-pick up The Forgotten History. It's not a sequel, but the other half of Lawrence Hogan's story-the one where he replaces facts with ruminations and numbers with reflections. Taken together, Hogan's two books add up to a masterful telling of the tale of America's long-gone kingdom of black baseball." -- Larry Tye, Author of the New York Times bestseller Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend "Larry Hogan's The Forgotten History of African American Baseball is a compelling eye-opener of a narrative that anyone hoping to get the full story of baseball in America should read. It is a story in which truly heroic individuals overcome evil-personified by Jim Crow and Judge Lynch-and prevail. Hogan brings those heroes back to life in a most readable book." -- Paul Dickson, Author of Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick and a 2013 Chadwick Award recipient "Thank you Dr. Hogan for this latest reflection and tribute to the Negro Leagues. You have woven the fabric of this historical quilt together from both research and relationships with those players and individuals who lived through those times. To me the institution, the teams, and the people involved are national treasures." -- Dave Winfield, National Baseball Hall of Fame,2001; developer of the 2008 MLB Negro League Draft and Tribute to the Negro Leagues

About the Author

Lawrence D. Hogan is emeritus professor of history at Union County College, Cranford, NJ.


"The Forgotten History is an interesting, satisfying, and quick read. This is a worthy addition to any baseball fan's book collection." - NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture "This is a book for the serious fan of history and baseball. Hogan does an excellent job of placing the players in their time, explaining what was going on in this country that allowed the barriers in the first place and what happened as baseball evolved." - The Star-Ledger

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