On April 15, 1947, a Brooklyn Dodger named Jackie Ronbinson made baseball history. He became the first black to play major-league baseball in the twentieth century. Practically everyone kws about Jackie Robinson. But have you heard about Satchel Paige or Josh Gibson or Cool Papa Bell? These incredible black players came before Jackie and played on some of the greatest all-black teams ever. If you like baseball, you'll love reading all about Jackie Robinson and the exciting but little-kwn days of the Negro leagues.