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Our Team: How Cleveland changed baseball… and America

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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The story of Cleveland's 1948 baseball season is America's story. A year that happened to include a World Series victory is also the year when the integration of Major League Baseball took major steps forward, with Cleveland breaking barriers for the American League. The relationships among some of the central figures--Negro League stars Satchel Paige and Larry Doby, ace pitcher Bob Feller, and team owner Bill Veeck--both reflected and shaped how America understood race and the possibilities of bridging racial divides. In his book Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series, Luke Epplin examines the lives ... more

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