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"After Jackie": Don Newcombe

Originally Published: April 10, 2007
By Cal Fussman | Special to ESPN.com

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from "After Jackie: Pride, Prejudice and Baseball's Forgotten Heroes" by Cal Fussman. Copyright (c) 2007 by Cal Fussman. Reprinted by permission of ESPN Books. Click here for information on how to purchase the book.

SOMETIMES THE WHITE guys wondered why we were so bitter. Black guys experienced it. White guys tried to interpret it. But how can somebody else interpret what I feel inside my skin?

Can you know how I feel just because you think ...

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