Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, Vol. 8

Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, Vol. 8

by Leslie A. Heaphy (Editor)


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Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, this peer-reviewed, annual book series offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts.
Prior to Volume 9, Black Ball was published as Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal. This is a back issue of that journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786479061
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/16/2015
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note 3


A Cold War State of Mind: Jackie Robinson and the Anticommunist Crusade  (Ron Briley) 5

The Bubbling Motor of Money: Calvin Jacox, the Norfolk Journal & Guide and the Integration of Tidewater Baseball  (Brian Carroll) 25

The Way It Still Was  (Andrew Paul Mele) 45

Only the Stars Come Out at Night: The Story of J.L. Wilkinson  (Larry Lester) 54

How Buck Became a Texas Black Spider: John “Buck” O’Neil’s 1936

Baseball Season  (Paul Spyhalski) 82

Black Aesthetic Style; or, Baseball Minstrelsy Reconsidered: Literary and Visual Representations, 1865–1889  (James E. Brunson, III) 96

Book Reviews

I Found Someone to Play With: A Biography: Larry LeGrande, the Last Member of the Satchel Paige All-Stars, by M.M. Angelo  (Reviewed by Joshua Butler) 117

The Negro Southern League: A Baseball History, 1920–1951, by William J. Plott  (Reviewed by Thomas Aiello) 118

A Calculus of Color: The Integration of Baseball’s American League, by Robert Kuhn McGregor  (Reviewed by Stephanie Liscio) 120

Last Train to Cooperstown: The 2006 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees from the Negro League Baseball Era, by Kevin L. Mitchell  (Reviewed by Trey Strecker) 123

Recent Research 125

Further Reading for This Issue 128

Contributors 129

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