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Autor: John B. Holway
ISBN-13: 9780486136479
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Seiten: 448
Sprache: Englisch
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Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues

Dover Baseball
Revised Edition
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The foremost historian of the "blackball" era spent nearly 10 years researching this acclaimed oral history, interviewing 17 outstanding players including Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, and Willie Wells. Over 80 vintage photographs.
Before Jackie Robinson crossed major league baseball's color line, there existed a parallel world of "blackball" with its own pantheon of superstars: Rube Foster, Oscar Charleston, Smokey Joe Williams, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and many others. Hundreds of elite athletes played in the Negro Leagues from 1887 through the early 1950s, and this remarkable oral history offers an inside look at some of their lives. Seventeen players and a team owner reminisce about this often-overlooked side of American baseball, recapturing the era with a vividness that no journalist could rival.Author John Holway has achieved more than anyone else in the attempts to attain recognition for the Negro Leagues and to help their most deserving stars gain their rightful places in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Holway sought out veterans of the Negro Leagues and recorded their recollections. He then conducted extensive research to confirm the stories with statistics from newspapers of the era. The result is a living history of the great black teams, acclaimed by The New York Times as "the closest we can come to seeing them." This revised edition features over eighty vintage photographs and a Foreword by baseball historian Frank Ceresi.
Foreword to the Dover EditionPreface to the 1992 EditionIntroduction: The Invisible Men1. The Major League Nobody Knows2. Bill Drake3. David Malarcher4. Crush Holloway5. Webster McDonald6. Newt Allen7. Cool Papa Bell8. Ted Page9. Ted :Double Duty" Radcliffe10. Bill Foster11. Larry Brown12. Willie Wells13. William "Sug" Cornelius14. Buck Leonard15. Hilton S,mith16. James "Joe" Greene17. Mrs. Effa Manley18. Tom "Pee-Wee" Butts19. Othello Renfroe Sunset Before Dawn Appendix Index

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Autor: John B. Holway
ISBN-13 :: 9780486136479
ISBN: 0486136477
Verlag: Dover Publications
Gewicht: 471g
Seiten: 448
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage Revised
Sonstiges: Ebook, 21,59x13,66x cm