Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh / Edition 1

Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh / Edition 1

by Rob Ruck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252063422

ISBN-13: 9780252063428

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

A new preface updates this richly detailed look at the major role sport played in shaping Pittsburgh's black community from the Roaring Twenties through the Korean War. Rob Ruck reveals how sandlot, amateur, and professional athletics helped black Pittsburgh realize its potential for self-organization, expression, and creativity.  See more details below

Overview

A new preface updates this richly detailed look at the major role sport played in shaping Pittsburgh's black community from the Roaring Twenties through the Korean War. Rob Ruck reveals how sandlot, amateur, and professional athletics helped black Pittsburgh realize its potential for self-organization, expression, and creativity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252063428
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Series:
Sport and Society Series
Edition description:
Illini Books ed
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,016,908
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
1Sport and Black Pittsburgh, 1900-19308
The Making of a Black Community9
The Evolution of a Black Sporting Life14
2Sandlot Ball39
Kings on the Hill: The Crawfords46
Sandlot's Longest Act: The 18th Ward Club62
3More Sandlot Ball77
Beat Yesterday: The Team from Terrace Village79
On the Gridiron: The Garfield Eagles91
Black and White on the Sandlots107
4Professional Black Sport and Cum Posey114
Black Players, White Control115
The Negro National League122
Cum Posey, Black Sport Entrepreneur124
The Homestead Grays128
5Gus Greenlee, Black Pittsburgh's "Mr. Big"137
The Numbers Racket140
The Pittsburgh Crawfords152
The Fight Game165
6The Decline of Black Sport170
Cum Posey and the Grays: A Temporary Reprieve170
Gus Greenlee Returns to Black Baseball174
The Integration of the Major Leagues176
The End of an Era in Black Sport179
The Sandlot's Demise182
The Integration of Pittsburgh Sport186
Sport and the One-Eyed Monster195
The Hegemony of Major League Baseball199
Rising Costs and Restructured Communities201
Black Sport: Past, Present, and Future204
Notes211
Index231

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