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Bill Madden

Bill Madden is the author of several books about the Yankees, including the New York Times bestseller Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball. For more than 30 years, he has covered the Yankees and Major League Baseball for the New York Daily News. Madden is also the 2010 recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He lives in New Jersey.


by Bill Madden

Seven years after Jackie Robinson had broken the baseball color line, 1954 was a triumphant watershed season for black players, for baseball, and for the country as a whole. In that year—which saw the historic Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling—Larry Doby's Indians won an ...

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