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Barnstorming to heaven : Syd Pollock and his great Black teams

Author: Alan J Pollock; James A Riley
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Indianapolis Clowns were a black touring baseball team that featured an entertaining mix of comedy, showmanship, and skill. Sometimes referred to as the Harlem Globetrotters of baseball - though the Globetrotters' comedy evolved directly from the Clowns - they captured the affection of Americans of all ethnicities and classes."
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Pollock, Syd
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pollock, Alan J.
Barnstorming to heaven.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607784625
Named Person: Syd Pollock; Syd Pollock
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Pollock; James A Riley
ISBN: 9780817314958 0817314954
OCLC Number: 60454085
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Celebration : the essence of the Clowns. --
The heart and soul of Black baseball --
Peanuts, Goose, and Ed --
Nature Boy, Prince Jo and Birmingham Sam --
pt. 2. Syd Pollock : the man behind the Clowns. --
Dad and baseball --
View from the office --
View from the bus --
pt. 3. The twenties and thirties : road map. --
Blue Sox, Red Sox and Cuban Stars --
Enter the Clowns --
pt. 4. The forties : with fire. --
Denver Post tournament champions --
Bunny and Buster --
Style defined and refined --
HIghlights and insights --
More tales of Goose and Tut --
Life on the road --
At the helm --
Remembrance of players past --
pt. 5. The fifties : the Jody transition. --
First pennant --
Repeat champions --
A shortstop named Henry --
Toni Slone --
Charlie, Connie and Peanut --
Jackie Robinson's All-Stars --
On the road again --
Farewell to the King --
Bobo, Yogi and Chauff --
pt. 6. The sixties : a section reserved for whites. --
No Camelot for the Clowns --
The Clowns in Cooperstown --
Bobo revisited --
My roomie --
On being Black and on the road --
Riding into the sunset --
One last hurrah --
pt. 7. As mailmen whistle. --
The last whaler --
Legacy.
Responsibility: Alan J. Pollock ; edited by James A. Riley.
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Describes in detail the comedy routines; the "warpaint" and costumes worn by players in the early days, and the crowd-pleasing displays of skill known as pepperball and shadowball. This book tells  Read more...

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"I remember well the first time the Monarchs played the Clowns. Our fellas were whoopin' it up,... talkin' about beating up on them and runnin' them out the ball park, so I told them not to be taking Read more...

 
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