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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