Indianapolis ABCs: History of a Premier Team in the Negro Leagues

Indianapolis ABCs: History of a Premier Team in the Negro Leagues

by Paul Debono

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ISBN-13: 9780786430925
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A long time resident of Indianapolis, Paul Debono is an amateur baseball historian and member of SABR. He currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1



1. Diamonds at the Crossroads 5

2. Laying the Foundation, 1867–1900 9

3. The Birth of the Indianapolis ABCs 14

4. The Home Team 20

5. Black Baseball and C.I. Taylor at an Indiana Health Resort 30

6. Difficult Years 40

7. The Press and Black Baseball in Indianapolis 44

8. C.I. Taylor Comes to Indianapolis 51

9. The Glory Years of the ABCs, 1915 and 1916 58

10. War Years, 1917–1919 72

11. Negro National League 84

12. Extra Innings, 1925–1940 103



Epilogue 119



Appendix I. Player Biographies 125

Appendix II. Statistics and Rosters of the ABCs 162

Appendix III Game Scores, 1902–1932 177



Notes 207

Bibliography 217

Index 223

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