Lester Rodney: The Long Ball Hitter
Against The Current vol. 145

Fried, Frank
Date Written:  2010-03-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2010
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13643

I am writing this piece after reading the New York Times obituary of Lester Rodney, where both the role of the Daily Worker and Lester’s role as its sports writer were given their due credit in the fight to integrate major league baseball. Irwin Silber’s book Press Box Red has previously told Lester’s story in depth, and Dave Zirin’s recent articles round out his significance to sports in a more contemporary fashion.

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