Baseball—Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes who Helped Break Baseball’s Color Barrier

Friends of the Hampstead Library Program.

Ted Reinstein is best known in New England as a journalist and reporter for “Chronicle,” Boston’s celebrated—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced—TV newsmagazine.

His latest book, Before Brooklyn, tells a sweeping story spanning the six decades during which Black baseball players were banned from the major leagues and the extraordinary Americans from all walks of life who never gave up on the struggle to integrate our national pastime and overturn its racist past. They directly paved the way for Jackie Robinson, but received little fanfare and remained largely anonymous. Until now.

Ted has also been a regular contributor for WCVB’s political roundtable show, “On The Record,” and has been a member of the station’s editorial board since 2010. In 2018, he received an Emmy Award for his story on the “Good Night Lights” phenomenon in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Tue, March 14, 2023