The integration of baseball in 1947 had undeniable significance for the civil rights movement and American history. In Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, renowned broadcaster Scott Simon brings his passion for baseball and for civil rights to this crucial moment. As Simon himself once said in an interview: 'No athlete performed at a higher level through greater stress than Jackie Robinson.' He deftly captures the drama of Robinson’s first year in baseball, when his heroism was constantly on display–and how he went from rookie to Rookie of the Year, the award that now bears Robinson’s name. Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball is publishing in conjunction with the World Series.