Only the Ball Was White (1981)

Genres - Sports & Recreation, History  |   Sub-Genres - Race & Ethnicity, Sports, Biography, Social History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Before Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier in 1946, black American baseball players were restricted to playing in segregated leagues. Only the Ball Was White traces the birth and development of professional black teams, the incredible talent spawned there, and the throngs of faithful fans who flocked to the games. This documentary features an engaging look at legendary players Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Buck Leonard, Jimmy Crutchfield, and other memorable black athletes. The documentary is based on a book by Robert Peterson.



baseball, discrimination, athlete, Black [race], segregation