Our Team

“The deal gives Feller and his team 60 percent [of the gate receipts] and Paige 40
with the players on our team getting half of [Paige's] percentage,” Doby explained
to the Paterson Evening News. “I decided that wasn't so good and so I tied up ...

Our Team

Our Team

The riveting story of four men—Larry Doby, Bill Veeck, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige—whose improbable union on the Cleveland Indians in the late 1940s would shape the immediate postwar era of Major League Baseball and beyond. In July 1947, not even three months after Jackie Robinson debuted on the Brooklyn Dodgers, snapping the color line that had segregated Major League Baseball, Larry Doby would follow in his footsteps on the Cleveland Indians. Though Doby, as the second Black player in the majors, would struggle during his first summer in Cleveland, his subsequent turnaround in 1948 from benchwarmer to superstar sparked one of the wildest and most meaningful seasons in baseball history. In intimate, absorbing detail, Luke Epplin's Our Team traces the story of the integration of the Cleveland Indians and their quest for a World Series title through four key participants: Bill Veeck, an eccentric and visionary owner adept at exploding fireworks on and off the field; Larry Doby, a soft-spoken, hard-hitting pioneer whose major-league breakthrough shattered stereotypes that so much of white America held about Black ballplayers; Bob Feller, a pitching prodigy from the Iowa cornfields who set the template for the athlete as businessman; and Satchel Paige, a legendary pitcher from the Negro Leagues whose belated entry into the majors whipped baseball fans across the country into a frenzy. Together, as the backbone of a team that epitomized the postwar American spirit in all its hopes and contradictions, these four men would captivate the nation by storming to the World Series--all the while rewriting the rules of what was possible in sports.

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Our Team
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Luke Epplin
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-30 - Publisher: Flatiron Books

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Our Team Wins!
Language: en
Pages: 8
Authors: Lela Lawson
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-15 - Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) includes major life skills that all students need to get along with others and live happy, healthy lives. This book delves into the essential SEL skill of teamwork, an integral component of the SEL core concept of relationship skills. Readers will learn all about working
Our Team—Our Dream
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Lechner, Tammy; Williams, Billy
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-01 - Publisher: Triumph Books

A trip into the world of a Cubs fan, this brilliant collection of photos and insightful essays highlights 15 years with the Chicago Cubs, from the winter Cubs Convention to their springs in Mesa and, finally, to the Friendly Confines during the season. This passionate photo documentary is a must-have
Our Team—Our Dream
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Lechner, Tammy; Williams, Billy
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-01 - Publisher: Triumph Books

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Reading Planet - Our Team - Blue: Galaxy
Language: en
Pages: 16
Authors: Simon Mugford
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Galaxy reading books are a wonderful collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays to capture the interest of every child, helping to develop a life-long love of reading. An engaging information book about the sports we play at school, including football, rounders and running races. Find out about the importance

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