Elston the story of the first african american yankee arlene howard ralph wimbish mike vaccaro yogi berra don newcombe on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers beginning with his early years as a st louis teenager elston tells of elston howards love of baseball and his encounters with racism. While the yankees werent the last team in baseball to integrate that was the red sox the club took their sweet time in making elston howard their first african american player in 1955 eight . The first book to describe the life and career of the first african american to play for the most notorious bastion of the tradition of white baseball in the post 1947 era the new york yankees a man moreover who was both a truly fine baseball player and ultimately a significant baseball presence in the countrys most important baseball . Elston and me book read 2 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers the story of the first black yankee as want to read shelves african american history baseball memoir the yankees were one of the last mlb teams to integrate and elston howard was the man who did it while the giants had stars like willie mays and . Beginning with his early years as a st louis teenager elston tells of elston howards love of baseball and his encounters with racism his three decades with the new york yankees include numerous anecdotes about fellow yankee legends such as mickey mantle whitey ford and yogi berra
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