We are the Ship: The Story of the Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson tells the story of this historic organization from the very beginning. From the 1920s through the late 1940s, this baseball league gave rise to Jackie Robinson and many other notable players.
We are the Ship - Negro League Baseball - Point of View
"Those major leagues learned a lot by playing us, and we learned a lot by playing them. They learned we were men just as they were, and would shake our hands and look us in the eye after we beat them, as did we."
"We played on some of the worst fields you could imagine...Some ol' pasture. You had to pray the ball wouldn't land in some cow stuff."
POINT OF VIEW
"In Latin America, if you were a good ballplayer, they treated you like a king. Kids followed us in the streets asking for autographs. "