Last Train to Cooperstown

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Last Train to Cooperstown

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Kevin L. Mitchell (author)

3.5.15 (release date)

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Banned from Major League baseball for nearly the first half of the 20th Century due to racial discrimination, African Americans formed their own professional teams. In 2005 there were 24 former Negro League players in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. However, this did not give Negro League baseball the recognition deserved for its contribution to the sport. A committee of baseball historians recommended seventeen other deserving inductees for the 2006 Hall of Fame class. 

This inadvertently shut the door on future inductees from the Negro Leagues. This could change with more research of the era in the future. But metaphorically, there will never be another train to Cooperstown from Negro League baseball like in 2006. Last Train to Cooperstown uncovers and brings to light the deep, unshakable, and everlasting roots African Americans have in America’s great game.