Baseball Hero and Color-barrier Pioneer
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The new Ken Burns film JACKIE ROBINSON premiers on PBS April 11 & 12
MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING The staged reading of Ed Schmidt's fascinating play from LA Theatre Works has fascinating listening for baseball fans and students of history. Playing the wily, silver-tongued general manager, longtime L.A. Theatre Works player Ed Asner leads an all-star cast, including Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) as Paul Robeson, Charlie Robinson (“Night Court” as Joe Louis, and Rugg Williams as the young, eager-to-please bellhop.
by Ed Schmidt and performed by Ed Asner, Carl Lumbly, and a Full Cast
GREAT TIME COMING: The Life of Jackie Robinson from Baseball to Birmingham 82625 A fascinating new biography of Jackie Robinson, both the man and the player. Richard Davidson's steady narration suits the serious subject matter, including much attention to Robinson’s political leanings in his life after baseball.
by David Falkner and read by Richard M. Davidson
BASEBALL FOREVER! Bring on a flood of memories with broadcasting snippets from 50 years of play-by-play highlights. Baseball fans have all heard stories of the game’s greatest moments. But this collection of radio calls—classic broadcasting from different eras—is a must-listen. Is anything more perfect for Father's Day?
by Jason Turbow, John Miley and presented by Bob Costas
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson #34190 (needs cover)
Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season 30496 (need cover)
I Never Had It Made #3176---Ossie Davis, need cover
Out of the Shadows: African American Baseball from the Cuban Giants to Jackie Robinson --- assign to Marc Bona, Audible Studio title #109845