Shut Out: Race and Baseball in Boston

TUE, SEP 16, 2003 (45:40)

Senior sports writer for The Boston Herald, Howard Bryant talks about his new book Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston. In his book, Bryant traces the haunting practice and legacy of racism, chronicling the policies and personality of the Yawkey family as well as the conflicted Boston press that wrestled with its own racial issues, set against the backdrop of Boston’s difficult struggle with race.

+ BIO: Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant is a senior writer for and ESPN Magazine and NPR sports correspondent. Bryant is the author of four books: _Shout Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston_; _Juicing the Game: Drugs Power and the Fight for the Soul of Major League Baseball_; _The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron_; and _The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism_.

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