"Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball's Color Barrier is a must read for baseball fans, historians, and anyone who cares about integration in the US. This meticulously researched book will open everyone's eyes to the "evolution" of what has become the MLB Association today. Robinson has certainly earned the recognition and respect he deserves. However, the story before Robinson- "Before Brooklyn," if you will- is full of intrigue, politics, and race relations that still confront us today. Reinstein poetically combines all the elements of a historical narrative into a story that flows smoothly and is historically rich. Before Brooklyn provides a long-neglected preface to the story of baseball's color barrier fans only thought they knew."