Rube Foster in His Time: On the Field and in the Papers with Black Baseball's Greatest Visionaryby Larry Lester
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Although Andrew "Rube" Foster (1879-1930) stands among the best African American pitchers of the 1900s, this baseball pioneer made his name as the founder and president of the Negro National League, the first all-black league to survive a full season. In addition to founding this groundbreaking black-owned and -operated business, Foster also founded and managed the Chicago American Giants, one of the most successful black baseball teams of the pre-integration era. This definitive biography combines period editorials and correspondence with insightful narrative to provide a comprehensive portrait of this innovative Hall of Famer. From the unstructured early days of black baseball, when Foster gained glory as a hard-throwing pitcher, through his struggles to establish the NNL and the Giants, to his tragic death from complications of syphilis, this work pays overdue tribute to an authentic American baseball icon.
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Larry Lester serves as associate editor of Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, chairman of the Negro Leagues Research Committee of SABR, and editor of their Courier newsletter. One of the founders of the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, he is the author or editor of seven books and CEO/President of NoirTech Research, Inc., which provides sports scholarship to educational institutions, museums, corporations, and libraries.
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