the story of Quincy Trouppe...
|Title||:||20 Years Too Soon: Prelude to Major-League Integrated Baseball|
|Number of Pages||:||158 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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20 Years Too Soon: Prelude to Major-League Integrated Baseball Reviews
A slightly more serious, provocative read than Buck O'Neil's I Was Right On Time, as you could probably tell from a comparison between the 2 books' titles.Don't get me wrong; Buck's book is good, he's a nice guy, and he -SHOULD- have been added to the Baseball Hall Of Fame while he was alive (yet another grave injustice to a black man in America that can never be undone; Jesus, this country's old white powers-that-be will NEVER learn!!), but Quincy eschews "positivity" slightly more to tell it how it really is and was. Not bitterness, just a dose of reality. Quincy also had the good fortune to play with Satchel Paige in Bismarck North Dakota (indeed, if it wasn't for Quincy telegramming Satchel, the latter never would have gone to North Dakota).I'm impressed by some of the stories Quincy frankly tells that he just as easily could have swept under the rug. What happens when a 16-year-old Caucasian redhaired girl comes on to him? (Remember-- this is in 1930s America, a setting of MANY lynchings over such matters.) What happens when the young Cleveland Buckeyes team he is managing takes a trip through rural Arkansas, and the young players he's in charge of finally has had enough of racist taunts and beats the crap out of two yokels? What is baseball life like in 1930s Latin America (Cuba; Puerto Rico; Venezuela)?Find out by reading this underrated book.