These books are your tickets to the Negro Leagues--teams made of gifted African Americans who refused to be stopped when they were barred from the Major Leagues. You’ll meet former pitcher Rube Foster, whom many consider the father of the Negro Leagues. Then thrill to the home runs of catcher Josh Gibson, who may just have been better than Babe Ruth. Laugh at the antics of pitcher Satchel Paige--that is, until he throws a pitch you never saw coming. And then there’s Jackie Robinson, who finally destroyed the color barrier once and for all. 4 volume chronological set.