New York: Harper & Brothers, 1973. First Edition. INSCRIBED "For ***, From me, and Bingo & the boys. William Brashler Nov. '82." 8vo. 244 pp. The book and dustjacket are in fine condition (light age toning to inside dustjacket flap). Item #20701
"The story of Bingo Long and his Traveling All-Stars during the summer of 1939 is fast-paced, exciting, sometimes funny - and at all times an authentic recreation of that special world of the black baseball leagues that were so much a part of the American sports scene before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier." A film adaptation, directed by John Badham and starring Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams, was released in 1976. Bingo Long was chosen as one of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated, in 2002.