Thursday, November 4, 2010

Heroes of the Negro Leagues

Information about Negro League players are accompanied by striking watercolor portraits in this book honoring baseball at its finest. Each page is dedicated to a specific player influential to the league, and gives wonderful and precise facts about the person as a player and an individual.

Originally designed to be baseball cards for these amazing players that never had the opportunity to be immortalized with a piece of stale gum, these glimpses give wonderful insight to the lives of players in the Negro Leagues. It includes many well known, as well as some unknown, players. Some of my personal favorites include Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, and of course Jackie Robinson and Ernie Banks.

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