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Posted on: August 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Author Talk by Frank White at Oakdale Library Sept. 8

Book cover for They Played for the Love of the Game by Frank White

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Oakdale Library to hear author Frank White talk about his book, "They Played for the Love of the Game." White's book recounts stories of African American ballplayers in Minnesota, from the 1870s to the 1960s, through photos, artifacts, and spoken histories passed through the generations. Author Frank White’s own father was one of the top catchers in the Twin Cities in his day, a fact that White did not learn until late in life. While the stories tell of denial, hardship, and segregation, they are highlighted by athletes who persevered and were united by their love of the sport.

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