Singles and smiles how artie wilson broke baseballs color barrier he played in breaking the minor league baseball color barrier wilson a member of the 1946 all star team joined such . This book brings to light the story of a negro league and pacific coast league star his struggles to make it in the majors and his crucial role in integrating baseballs premier minor league artie wilson once was the best shortstop in baseball in 1948 artie led all of baseball with a 402 . Get this from a library singles and smiles how artie wilson broke baseballs color barrier gaylon h white artie wilson once was considered the best shortstop in baseball but during much of his career organized baseball passed artie by because he was black this book brings to light the story of a negro . Get this from a library singles and smiles how artie wilson broke baseballs color barrier gaylon h white examines the life of african american baseball player artie wilson once known as the best short stop in baseball covering how he broke baseballs racist color barrier in his day just like jackie . And wilson did it all without the tip of his right thumb the result of a machine shop accident at a cast iron pipe company jackie broke major league baseballs color barrier with a relentless fighting spirit white writes again artie did it in the minors with singles and smiles
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