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Once and Future Authors - Stephanie Larkin EPISODE 8, 2nd March 2021
The History Behind "Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues" by Danny A. Ingellis
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The History Behind "Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues" by Danny A. Ingellis

"Deferred Glory: Heroes of the Negro Baseball Leagues" is about the lives, struggles, and desires of negroes to one day become professional baseball players in the Major Leagues. During this period of their lives, these players while playing in the Negro League endured tough traveling to ballparks in cities both in the South and North in order to play baseball.

They suffered through segregation mostly in the South both on and off the field. These men withstood horrible treatment because of their dreams to become Major League, baseball players.

Eventually, these thirty-five players and executives were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Unfortunately many were inducted posthumously.

We discuss with Author Danny Ingellis about how he came to write his book, along with the history, relationships, perseverance, and struggles of the important baseball players he researched.