In 1887 when the white baseball league owners got together and decided not to allow black baseball players to play on their teams, black ballplayers found a way to play the game anyway. The Negro League was born. Most people can tell you about Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, but who can tell you about Rube Foster or John Henry 'Pop' Lloyd? This is the story of the Negro Leagues and the players that made the Leagues so powerful. It explains the impact that the black style of baseball eventually had on the modern game and where many traditions originated.
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball