6 edition of The Encyclopedia of Negro League Baseball (Facts on File Sports Library) found in the catalog.
by Facts on File
Written in English
|Contributions||Wilmer Fields (Foreword)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||368|
Baseball Hall of Fame member George "Mule" Suttles ( ) was a Negro League slugger and former member of the Birmingham Black Barons; he is probably the all-time home run leader for the Negro League. His documented home runs in 19 seasons in the Negro League tops the list of most Negro League historians. He made the hits using a ounce . The players below are some of the most notable of those who played Negro league baseball, beginning with the codification of baseball's color line barring African American players (about ), past the re-integration in of the sport, up till the Negro leagues .
Negro League players are often portrayed as victims of baseball's color line, which, predating the establishment of Major League Baseball, began in and fell apart gradually from to Yet, the stars of the segregated baseball leagues may have been among the most empowered, least victimized black men to fall under the shadow of Jim. Negro league - Negro league - The Negro leagues gain prominence: The following year the NNL was reborn. Its moving spirit was another Pittsburgher, W.A. (Gus) Greenlee, a numbers-game owner and tavern operator who had entered baseball in as organizer of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. The new NNL had teams in both the East and the Midwest but became an eastern league in when the Negro.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) created a series of team logos in the s for the well-known Negro league teams so that the NLBM could license such logos and collect royalties for their use on merchandise. Such revenue helps sustain the museum. Hilldale was one such team for which a contemporary logo was titles: • • How to Do Baseball Research: Researching the Negro Leagues Robert Peterson in his landmark book, Only the Ball Was White, wrote: “Tracing the course of the organized Negro Leagues is rather like trying to follow a single black strand through a ton of spaghetti.
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The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues is a one-of-a-kind work that all public libraries should by: 9. James Riley has compiled an extensive biographical encyclopedia which includes nearly every player, executive, and umpire who ever participated in Negro Leagues baseball.
It is a must for any Negro Leagues library. I refer to it daily and always find it to be extremely helpful, from brief snippets to more extensive biographies, it is excellent!/5(13).
Gathered in The Encyclopedia of Negro League Baseball are more than 3, concise entries documenting the teams, players, stadiums, personalities, and games that made up some of the greatest moments in : This encyclopedia chronicles the times, the teams, the players and managers, the stadiums, the sportswriters, and the unique stories that make Negro league baseball such a significant part of the history of the sport and of American culture.
60 illustrations. The encyclopedia of Negro league baseball. [Thom Loverro] -- Chronicles the players, teams, stadiums, and important games that shaped African American babseball, including key players Rube Foster, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson.
Negro leagues -- Encyclopedias, Baseball -- United States -- Encyclopedias, African American baseball players -- Encyclopedias Publisher New York, NY: Facts on FilePages: Among the selected few is a newcomer, The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues: The Other Half of Baseball History by John Holway.
This unique book succinctly traces the history of Negro baseball from pre-civil war days to the end of the Negro Major League era in /5(11). Nevertheless, the Negro National League (NNL) was established during the two-day meeting.
Its teams were Foster’s Chicago American Giants, the Indianapolis ABCs, Chicago Giants, Kansas City (Missouri) Monarchs, Detroit Stars, St. Louis Giants, Dayton (Ohio) Marcos, and the Cuban Stars. Daniel Wolff, Ernest Withers, and WIllie Mays all created a collection for a scrapbook based on the Negro Baseball League.
Although this league did not last long I believe it was important for readers to get a taste of history, show the hardships they faced, and explain how integration of races on sports teams originated/5.
The last section of the book is primarily references for further study, including books, magazine articles, and Theses & Dissertations, as well as the important sportswriters who covered the Negro Leagues.
The book closes with a couple of pages of movies about the Leagues and prominent players, like Satchel Paige, Jack Johnson and Jackie. The encyclopedia of Negro league baseball. [Thom Loverro] -- Contains more than three thousand entries documenting the teams, players, stadiums, personalities, and games that made up baseball's Negro League.
The Negro leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams predominantly made up of African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin term may be used broadly to include professional black teams outside the leagues and it may be used narrowly for the seven relatively successful leagues beginning in that are sometimes termed "Negro Major Leagues".
The Baseball Encyclopedia is a baseball reference book first published by Macmillan in Nine further editions of the book were released between and Nine further editions of the book were released between and The Biographical Encyclopedia is meant to be read a few players at a time.
It's not really a narrative, but you'll have access to information on all the significant players in blackball in the States.
The Complete Book of Baseball's Negro Leagues gives season by season data, which helps put things in context better. Again, it isn't a narrative, but it has a ton of valuable info. The classic reference for basketball statistics, past and presentCelebrating its tenth edition, The Baseball Encyclopedia is recognized worldwide as the authoritative source for baseball statistics.
The Baseball Encyclopedia was first published in and has become the classic sports reference book, selling over half a million copies throughout its nine editions.5/5(4). Negro Leagues. When Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey brought about the integration of Major League baseball inthey sounded the death knell of the Negro Leagues.
Like many players in the old Negro Leagues, Kansas City Monarchs first baseman Buck O'Neil was too old to play in the majors inand thus the demise of black baseball shortened his playing.
A turning point for black baseball came inwhen Rube Foster founded the Negro National League. It launched with eight teams: Chicago American Giants, Chicago Giants, Cuban Stars, Dayton.
The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues contains information on every player who appeared on a top-flight black team in the days of the Negro Leagues, as well as other key individuals in those leagues and descriptions of each team. In some cases the data provided is minimal (last name, team, position) while better players get a couple pages detailing their.
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One of our newest publications from the SABR Digital Library focuses on the end of an era in black baseball. Bittersweet Goodbye: The Black Barons, the Grays, and the Negro League World Series, edited by Frederick C. Bush and Bill Nowlin, was inspired by the last Negro League World .This landmark reference volume (The Biographical Encyclopedia of the Negro Baseball Leagues by James A.
Riley is recognized as the most comprehensive work chronicling this era of baseball “ a must for any serious baseball library.”——The Wall Street Journal “ a comprehensive reference book a valuable compilation provides illustrations, team .Subcommittees include ballparks, Negro Leaguers in Japan, Organized Baseball records, player register updates, and Negro League rosters.
A Negro League Bibliography has been initiated in conjunction with the Bibliography Committee. The eighth edition of The Baseball Encyclopedia featured Negro League player statistics provided by the committee.