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Black Baseball in Chicago (Images of America Series)

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When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in sports history began. The city of Chicago played no small part in the creation and content of this historic chapter. Black Baseball in Chicago chronicles the history of the teams and players that spent time in the "Windy City." In 1911, the Chicago American Giants were born. This team drew some of the best players from the league, including such legendary stars as Bruce Petway, Pete Hill, Grant "Home Run" Johnson, and future ...
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Overview


When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in sports history began. The city of Chicago played no small part in the creation and content of this historic chapter. Black Baseball in Chicago chronicles the history of the teams and players that spent time in the "Windy City." In 1911, the Chicago American Giants were born. This team drew some of the best players from the league, including such legendary stars as Bruce Petway, Pete Hill, Grant "Home Run" Johnson, and future hall-of-famer John Henry "Pop" Lloyd. On any given Sunday afternoon, the Chicago American Giants games often outdrew those of the cross-town rivals, the White Sox and the Cubs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738507040
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/20/2000
  • Series: Black America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Larry Lester, Sammy Miller, and Dick Clark, three noted historians of Negro Leagues Baseball, have teamed up to bring us the fascinating story of black baseball in Chicago, a story told in nearly 200 remarkable photographs. Whether baseball fan or history buff, you will find the images of these American heroes of the diamond hard to forget.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2001

    The forgotten men

    My father Walter McCoy played in the with the Chicago American Giants back in 1945-1948 as a starting pitcher. But he is not mentioned at all. With those facts left out, it was all I needed to see. Sorry wouldn't recommend a book that does not give all the facts. How many other players and facts are missed?

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