- Author:William Brashler
- Publisher:University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (July 1, 1993)
- Pages:280 pages
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Loosely based upon William Brashler's novel of the same name, it starred Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor. Directed by John Badham, the movie was produced by Berry Gordy for Motown Productions and Rob Cohen for Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on July 16, 1976.
William Brashler's novel is the story of a black barnstorming ball club in 1939, before Jackie Robinson . Brashler's book sent me back in time to the 1930s and let me enter the world of Negro League baseball, and the atmospheric writing transported me there thoroughly.
William Brashler's novel is the story of a black barnstorming ball club in 1939, before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's unofficial color barrier. It was made into a popular film in 1976 that starred James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams, and Richard Pryor. I'm now going to rent the DVD, and hope it's half as good as the book. I recommend this book to anyone who's a fan of baseball history. 4 people found this helpful.
Tired of being treated like a slave by team owner Sallison Potter (Ted Ross), charismatic star pitcher Bingo Long (Billy Dee Williams) steals a bunch of Negro League players away from their teams, including catcher/slugger Leon Carter (James Earl Jones) and Charlie Snow (Richard Pryor), a player forever scheming to break into the segregated Major League Baseball of.
William Brashler's novel is story of a black barnstorming ball club in 1939, before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's unofficial color barrier. Catches the highs and lows of some bad old days.
William Brashler is an American author and journalist. A film adaptation, directed by John Badham and starring Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams, was released in 1976. Bingo Long was chosen as one of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated, in 2002.
The author conveys a love of baseball, the feelings of the times while writing in a richly descriptive manner with a liberal dose of humor. The novel was made into a moveie starring James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. Apr 30, 2009 John Desmond rated it really liked it.
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