Neil Lanctot

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Neil Lanctot is an historian who has written extensively about baseball. He is the author of two books, most recently Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution.  His writing has also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, and several other journals and anthologies.  He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Photograph by Liz Muldawer-Gallagher

Books by this Author

Now in paperback—the “first truly comprehensive” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) biography of one of the sporting world’s most inspiring and courageous figures and one of the greatest catchers in baseball history: “Rich and thoroughly enjoyable” (Los Angeles Times).

ROY CAMPANELLA was the backbone of the great Brooklyn Dodgers teams of the late 1940s and 1950s, alongside such other Hall of Famers as Jackie Robinson and Duke Snider. An outstanding defensive...

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