The Negro Leagues, 1869-1960

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At his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Negro League player Buck Leonard said, "Now, we in the Negro Leagues felt like we were contributing something to baseball, too, when we were playing.... We loved the game.... But we thought that we should have and could have made the major leagues." The Negro Leagues had some of the best talent in baseball but from their earliest days the players were segregated from those leagues that received all the recognition. This history of the Negro Leagues begins ...

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Overview

At his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Negro League player Buck Leonard said, "Now, we in the Negro Leagues felt like we were contributing something to baseball, too, when we were playing.... We loved the game.... But we thought that we should have and could have made the major leagues." The Negro Leagues had some of the best talent in baseball but from their earliest days the players were segregated from those leagues that received all the recognition. This history of the Negro Leagues begins with the second half of the 19th century and the early attempts by African American players to be allowed to play with white teammates, and progresses through the "Gentleman's Agreement" in the 1890s which kept baseball segregated. The establishment of the first successful Negro League in 1920 is covered and various aspects of the game for the players discussed (lodgings, travel accommodations, families, difficulties because of race, off-season jobs, play and life in Latin America). In 1960, the Birmingham Black Barons went out of business and took the Negro Leagues with them. There are many stories of individual players, owners, umpires, and others involved with the Negro Leagues in the U.S. and Latin America, along with photos, appendices, notes, bibliography and index.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786475216
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/24/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leslie A. Heaphy is an associate professor of history at Kent State University, Stark Campus, in Canton, Ohio.

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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
1 Background and Origins 9
2 Laying the Foundation 23
3 The First Negro National League 36
4 The Negro Leagues Move East 56
5 Not the Stats, but Life as a Ball Player Off the Field 69
6 Negro League Owners and Management 86
7 A New Negro National League 101
8 Publicity and Promotion 123
9 Barnstorming 135
10 The Local Scene 154
11 South of the Border 167
12 Moving toward Integration 180
13 Opening the Doors 198
14 Demise of the Negro Leagues 211
15 Conclusion 225
App. A African American Teams Competing Before 1920 231
App. B African American Players Whose Careers Began Before 1920 233
App. C Negro League Teams and Opponents 236
App. D Negro League Standings, 1920-1955 239
App. E Latin American Players in the Negro Leagues 242
App. F Negro League Players in Latin America 244
Notes 247
Bibliographic Essay 275
Bibliography 283
Index 365
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