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Campy: The Story of Roy Campanella
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Roy Campanella loved baseball. A professional player from the age of fifteen, he later became the first African-American catcher to integrate Major League Baseball. Fans and players adored Campy for his good nature, and cheered his multiple MVP awards as a Brooklyn Dodger. But in 1958, his career ended when a car accident left him a quadriplegic. Refusing to give in to self-pity, Campy became a Dodgers coach, held baseball clinics for teenagers, and bravely advocated for the disabled.
With honesty and affection, award-winning author David A. Adler tells the story—complemented by stunning oil paintings by Gordon C. James—of a man who was so much more than a sports hero.
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As the first African-American catcher in the Major Leagues, Roy Campanella made history in his game, but when a car accident left him a quadriplegic, he came back to the Brooklyn Dodgers as a coach and organizer of baseball clinics for teenagers.
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