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  Book Jacket of The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History; link to ordering information  

Swaine's newest book, The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History, is a record of the events of baseball’s protracted integration era. More...

The Integration of Major League Baseball, is named in the Sports Collectors Digest annual wrap-up of best baseball books by Dan Schlossberg (January 8, 2010).

Review of The Integration of Major League Baseball: A Team by Team History

   

Announcement

Looking for a trivia challenge? Try Swaine's Baseball Crossword Puzzles.

Unlike most crosswords with a sports theme, these are full-size baseball-related crossword puzzles that meet newspaper standards. The puzzles can be solved on-line (interactively) or downloaded as a PDF file for printing.

After more than a year of providing free baseball crossword puzzles, I am suspending posting of new puzzles after May 13, 2012, until the SABRNation inter-member communications function is fixed.

 
   
   
 

Swaine's first book, Beating the Breaks: Major League Baseball Players Who Overcame Disabilities, is a collection of profiles of the remarkable number of men who overcame serious obstacles to play major league baseball. More...


Swaine's second book, The Black Stars Who Made Baseball Whole is the story of the integration of baseball, told through the lives and careers of the first generation of black major leaguers who made it happen. More...

 

Book Jacket of Beating the Breaks; link to ordering information


Book jacket of The Black Stars Who Made Baseball Whole; link to ordering information

   

Quizzes

The following quizzes highlight some of the players featured in Rick Swaine's books. How much do you know about these players?

Integration Leaders and Laggards Trivia Quiz

Quiz About Players with Disabilities

Quiz About First Generation of Black Stars - Moderately Difficult

Quiz About First Generation of Black Stars - Very Difficult

 
   
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