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The biographical encyclopedia of the Negro baseball leagues

Author: James A Riley
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf/Richard Gallen edView all editions and formats
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Biographical sketches and statistics for the 4,000 players on the Negro League teams of major league baseball.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biography Dictionaries
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Riley
ISBN: 0786700653 9780786700653
OCLC Number: 29702584
Description: 926 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: This "is the first book ever to comprehensively document the careers of the 4,000 players on the Negro League teams of major league caliber. Spanning from 1872 through 1950, it includes the careers of the Hall of Famers who played in both the Negro Leagues and the major leagues, like Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Satchel Paige, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Roy Campanella, and Monte Irvin --
and all their predecessors who had no choice but to play in the Negro Leagues.... This book contains a biographical sketch and statistics of each player's career, with more space for better-known players" --
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Responsibility: James A. Riley ; with a foreword by Monte Irvin.

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The author of All-Time All-Stars of Black Baseball offers the first chronicle of the careers of the 4,000 players in the Negro League teams of Major League caliber. Includes biographical sketches and  Read more...

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