By Maury Allen,Susan Walker
yet few be mindful any of these achievements at the present time. Dixie Walker—born in Georgia, and a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, for many of his life—is now often remembered as one of many southerners at the Dodgers staff who resented and resisted Jackie Robinson while he joined the ball membership in 1947, because the fi rst African American significant leaguer within the sleek video game. Having grown up in stipulations of strict racial segregation, Walker later admitted to being stressed from Alabama enterprise affiliates while, in protest, he demanded to be traded clear of the Dodgers. Written through a qualified sportswriter a professional of the period and of personalities surrounding that occasion, and Dixie Walker’s daughter, this collaborative paintings offers a fuller account of Walker and fleshes out our knowing of him as a participant and as a guy. Walker finally got here to appreciate Robinson, mentioned him as “a gentleman,” and gave him tips, calling him “as amazing an athlete as I ever saw.”
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