Black Baseball in Detroit

Black Baseball in Detroit

Author: Larry Lester

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738507075

Category: History

Page: 128

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When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in sports history, indeed in American history, began to be written. Whistle Stop: Black Baseball in Detroit chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor City." From the aftermath of the First World War, through the Jazz Age and Prohibition, the Great Depression, and through the 1950s, the history of the Negro Leagues parallels the history of Black America, from segregation to full inclusion. With the hiring of pioneers like Jackie Robinson by the major leagues came the end of the Negro Leagues, and the end of an era. You will meet the players--"Ghost" Marcell, "Cool Papa" Bell, "Bingo" DeMoss, and the great Norman "Turkey" Stearnes--who made this sport a vibrant and exciting part of the American landscape.
Black Baseball in Detroit
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, Dick Clark
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in sports history, indeed in American history, began to be written. Whistle Stop: Black Baseball in Detroit chronicles the history of the various teams and players that spent time in the "Motor City." From the
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2002
Language: en
Pages: 379
Authors: William M. Simons, Alvin L. Hall
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-18 - Publisher: McFarland

This is an anthology of 24 papers that were presented at the Fourteenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held in June 2002, and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Subsequent to initial presentation, papers were
The Page Fence Giants
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Mitch Lutzke
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-15 - Publisher: McFarland

The Page Fence Giants, an all-star black baseball club sponsored by a woven-wire fence company in Adrian, Michigan, graced the diamond in the 1890s. Formed through a partnership between black and white boosters, the team's respectable four-year run was an early integration success--before integration was phased out decades ahead of
A Calculus of Color
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Robert Kuhn McGregor
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-02 - Publisher: McFarland

In 1947, as the integration of Major League Baseball began, the once-daring American League had grown reactionary, unwilling to confront postwar challenges—population shifts, labor issues and, above all, racial integration. The league had matured in the Jim Crow era, when northern cities responded to the Great Migration by restricting black
Cobb Would Have Caught it
Language: en
Pages: 383
Authors: Richard Bak
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Wayne State University Press

A peek into the mind and soul of professional baseball as it was played in a dynamic city fifty, sixty, and even seventy years ago.