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Integrating the Orioles: Baseball and Race in Baltimore

This book traces the path the Orioles took from being an all-white major league baseball team to becoming an integrated, championship squad by drawing on newspaper articles and more than 40 interviews with Oriole players and administrators, long-time Baltimore residents and sportswriters. The narrative also discusses the struggle for civil rights in the city, how the city's racial tensions affected the team and how the O's contributed to integration in the city.