Baseball's Great Experiment By Jules Tygiel

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“Baseball’s Great Experiment” is a very well-written book by Jules Tygiel that clearly took a lot of time and effort to so perfectly capture the life of Jackie Robinson and players alike. Much like how the book was written, desegregation in the 1940s and 50s was very similar in comparison. It took a lot of time and effort, and guts, for both blacks and whites to be represented equally just like the amount of time and effort it took Tygiel to write “Baseball’s Great Experiment.” Throughout the book, Tygiel describes in disturbing detail the adversity Jackie Robinson had to face while en route to playing for Branch Rickey’s Brooklyn Dodgers. Jules Tygiel is not only portraying what it was like for Jackie Robinson as he made his journey to the Major Leagues on April 15, 1947 to help integrate baseball, but also the many challenges of society that blacks had to face together during the 1940s and …show more content…

Unlike the many other books written about Jackie Robinson, Jules Tygiels’ “Baseball’s Great Experiment” differentiates itself by not only focusing on Robinson and his story but also touches on many unique topics that were key in his legacy before and after he debut, such as the role black people had in the press, the importance the Negro Leagues played in baseball before, during, and after Robinson’s debut, and Satchel Paige’s debut to Major Leagues’ Cleveland Indians in

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