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Title:
Great hitters of the Negro leagues
ISBN:
9781617835070
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Pub. Company, ©2013.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents:
John Henry "Pop" Lloyd -- Oscar Charleston -- James "Cool Papa" Bell -- Walter "Buck" Leonard -- Josh Gibson.
Reading Level:
870 L Lexile
Summary:
Introduces several of the greatest Negro Leagues baseball players who played before the integration of baseball in 1947.
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Summary

Great Hitters of the Negro Leagues covers the best batters in black baseball. Step up to the plate for vivid accounts of legendary players such as John Henry Lloyd, Dick Lundy, Willie Wells, Oscar Charleston, Oliver Marcelle, James Bell, Martin Dihigo, Ted Radcliffe, Walter Leonard, Norman Stearnes, Buck O'Neil, Josh Gibson, Raleigh Mackey, and Mule Suttles, as well as the great teams they hit for such as the Homestead Grays, Pittsburg Crawfords, and Kansas City Monarchs. Readers will learn about the players' backgrounds, accomplishments, and rise to fame, and the integration of many of these super sluggers into Major League Baseball. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.SportsZone is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 John Henry "Pop" Lloydp. 6
Chapter 2 Oscar Charlestonp. 16
Chapter 3 James "Cool Papa" Bellp. 24
Chapter 4 Walter "Buck" Leonardp. 34
Chapter 5 Josh Gibsonp. 42
Timelinep. 58
Negro Leagues Baseball Museump. 60
Glossaryp. 61
For More Informationp. 62
Indexp. 64
About the Authorp. 64