Black Baseball in Detroit, Michigan (Black America Series)

Black Baseball in Detroit, Michigan (Black America Series)

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by Larry Lester, Sammy L. Miller, Dick Clark
     
 

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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738507071
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
Black America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,169,061
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.36(d)

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Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller and Dick Clark have teamed up to bring us the fascinating story of black baseball in Detroit, a story told in nearly 200 remarkable photographs collected from many varied sources. Whether or not you are a baseball fan, you will never forget Whistle Stop: Black Baseball in Detroit, nor will you forget the images of these brave heroes of the diamond.

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Black Baseball in Detroit, Michigan (Black America Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed many of the histories from different states. It's great to see all the old pictures.