By William C. Kashatus
As megastar avid gamers for the 1955 international Champion Brooklyn Dodgers, and ahead of that because the first black avid gamers to be applicants to wreck expert baseball’s colour barrier, Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella would appear to be traditional allies. however the males have been divided via a competition going a ways past the character modifications and petty jealousies of aggressive teammates. at the back of the bitterness have been deep and differing ideals in regards to the struggle for civil rights.
Robinson, the extra competitive and excessive of the 2, notion Jim Crow can be attacked head-on; Campanella, extra passive and easygoing, believed that skill, no longer militancy, used to be the foremost to racial equality. Drawing on interviews with former gamers equivalent to Monte Irvin, Hank Aaron, Carl Erskine, and Don Zimmer, Jackie and Campy bargains a better examine those gamers and their position in a ancient stream torn among lively defiance and passive resistance. William C. Kashatus deepens our figuring out of those baseball icons and civil rights pioneers and offers a clearer photograph in their time and our personal.