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By Tom Dunkel

A 2013 CASEY Award Finalist for most sensible Baseball booklet of the 12 months and a Booklist best Ten activities e-book of the Year

When baseball swept the United States within the years after the Civil struggle, self reliant, semipro, and municipal leagues sprouted up far and wide. With civic satisfaction at the line, rivalries have been fierce and groups frequently signed ringers to play along the city dentist, assurance salesman, and teenage prodigy. In drought-stricken Bismarck, North Dakota through the nice melancholy, some of the most unbelievable groups within the background of baseball was once assembled by means of one of many sport’s impossible champions. A decade ahead of Jackie Robinson broke into the foremost Leagues, motor vehicle broker Neil Churchill signed the easiest gamers he may perhaps locate, despite race, and fielded an built-in squad that took on all comers in stunning fashion.

Color Blind immerses the reader within the wild and beautiful international of early self reliant baseball, with its difficult festival and its novelty. Dunkel strains the increase of the Bismarck squad, concentrating on the 1935 season and the 1st nationwide Semipro match. this can be an enjoyable, must-read for somebody drawn to the historical past of baseball.

“A story as significant because it is true.”—Boston Globe

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