Integrating Baseball


Guests:

Scott Simon
* Host, NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday
*Author, Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball (John Wiley & Sons, 2002) and Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan (Hyperion, 2000)

Howard Bryant
* Sportswriter (currently covering the New York Yankees for The Bergen Record)
* Author, Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston (Routledge, 2002)

Tex Harrison
* Former, "Harlem Globetrotter"

Most Americans know the triumphant story Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodger's. Less well remembered, is that three major league teams were still all white when he retired. On the next Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan talks with NPR's Scott Simon and sportswriter Howard Bryant about the integration of Major League Baseball. What does it tell us about America?

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