A pioneer in search of fame

Originally Published: February 27, 2004

Excerpted with permission from "Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional Hockey," by Cecil Harris. Published by Insomniac Press, 2003.

What Herb Carnegie needed more than anything else during the prime years of his athletic life was a sponsor. He needed his own Branch Rickey. Rickey was the baseball visionary that, as general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signed Negro League baseball star Jackie Robinson to a contract in October 1945. It was a business transaction done ...

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