One of the great things about baseball is that it not only offers a history of itself, but a microcosm of American history as well. Greenberg’s story, as well as Robinson’s, provides us with valuable lessons on what it takes to overcome prejudice and stereotypes in this country. Rosenfeld’s effort, while entertaining, illuminates how difficult a fight it is.
David Kent is the director of the Village Library of Cooperstown. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.