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Black baseball's national showcase : the East-West All-Star Game, 1933-1953

Author: Larry Lester
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The verdict is in. Whatever the deficiencies of the black baseball leagues as business enterprises and as the source of reliable statistics, no one now doubts that the front-line players were the equals of their white counterparts in professional baseball. When the best black players assembled for the annual East-West games, which for a generation paralleled the white All-Star games, the concentration of ability on
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Lester, Larry.
Black baseball's national showcase.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606625629
Online version:
Lester, Larry.
Black baseball's national showcase.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)608603831
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Lester
ISBN: 0803280009 9780803280007
OCLC Number: 45951683
Description: xviii, 498 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: List of Photographs Foreword by Joe Black Acknowledgments Introduction1 The Guiding Light of Modern Negro Baseball 1933 Game Reviews First Negro League All-Star Game Heavy Hitting Beats East in Classic 20,000 See West Beat East in Baseball "Game of Games" West's Satellites Eclipse Stars of the East in Classic West Triumphs Over East in 11-7 Thriller Box Score First East vs. West Game Play by Play Description 1933 Voting Results 1934 Game Reviews The East vs. West Game Is No All Star Contest Crawfords with East in Big Game East vs. West Game Gets a Fanning Game to Inspire Players, Plan to Aid League Giants Go Wild with the Flail, Lead in Swatting E-W Game Seen As Economic Boom Game Facts Hawkins Picks Argument over East-West Voting "Satch" Stop "Big Bad Men" of West Team Willie Foster Loses Contest to S. Paige Box Score 1934 Voting Results 1935 Game Reviews Satchel Can Do No Wrong Expect 30,000 at All-Star Game Sunday Fans' Dream Comes True Suttles' Home Run Wins It for the West At It Again Box Score 1935 Voting Results 1936 Game Reviews American League Needed Paige to Win All-Star Tilt Promoters in Move to Foil Hit at Game Umpire Put Race Entry into Major Leagues Jim West, Gangling First Baseman of the Elites West's Best No Match for Star Eastern Outfit Satchell Paige Is Magnet at E-W Game 30,000 Jam Shows We're Game's Asset Box Score 1936 Voting Results 1937 Game Reviews Sun Still Rises in East Box Score 1937 Voting Results 1938 Game Reviews Greenlee Says Game Is for the Players, Fans West Beats East in Classic Thriller, 5 to 4 How Good Is Negro Baseball? Missed His Date The Stuff Is Here--Past--Present--Future Box Score 1938 Voting Results 1939 Chicago Game Reviews Gibson, Suttles and Leonard Held Hitless "Sez Ches": Sun Rises in the West New Orleans Fans Hear Play by Play of East-West Game The Stuff Is Here ... Past--Present--Future East Meets West Again Sunday Box Score New York Game Reviews All-Star East-West Game at Yank Stadium, Aug. 27 nnl Power Crushes West 10-2 East Bats Put West to Rout Gibson Leads Attack as East Beats West, 7-2 Fay Says Box Score 1939 Voting Results 1940 Game Reviews Satchel Paige to American League Satchel Paige Not Eligible for 1940 East-West Baseball Classic Lefty Bowe Joins Clowns Powerful Attack Masterful Mound Work Beats West Box Score 1940 Voting Results 1941 Game Reviews I Cover the Eastern Front Paige to Pitch for East vs. West Game The Stuff Is Here: Past--Present--Future Buck Leonard's Home Run and Pitching of Paige Feature Game The Women Take to East vs. West Baseball Classic Fight Follows East-West Classic Box Score 1941 Voting Results 1942 Chicago Game Reviews I Cover the Eastern Front East Plans to Switch Fielders for Classic Through the Years ... Past--Present--Future West Ready to Halt East's Bats Let's Get This Straight East Wins before 48,000, 5-2 48,000 See East All-Stars Beat Paige and West Through the Years: Past--Present--Future The Sports Bugle: Revolt Almost Wrecked East-West Game Box Score Cleveland Game Reviews Satch Paige, Josh Gibson at Stadium on August 18 East's All-Stars Whip West, 9-2 10,791 See East All-Stars Game at Stadium Was Second Loss for West Outfit Box Score Memphis Game Review All-Star Baseball Game in Memphis, Oct. 4 1942 Voting Results 1943 Game Reviews Wyatt, Martinez, Starting Shortstops in 11th East vs. West Game on Aug. 1 Pitchers Star as West Beats East in Thriller Through the Years: Past--Present--Future Satchel Paige and West Take East into Camp The East-West Classic, Top Sports Event Box Score 1944 Game Reviews Smitty's Sports Spurts Paige Threatens Not to Hurl in All Star Game West Depends on Hitters to Whip East Nine Sunday 12th East-West Game May Be Duel of Hurlers West Bombs East in "Dream Game" 7 to 4 Sportorial: Was Paige Missed? East-West Game Highlights Through the Years: Time to Call a Halt Box Score 1945 Game Reviews All-Star Classic Sunday, July 29 Americans Too Good for Spiritless East West Takes All-Star Classic 9 to 6 Scalpers Take Good Beating Through the Years: Past--Present--Future The Sports Beat: East-West Game Star Dust Box Score 1946 Washington dc Game Reviews The Sports Beat: There's Only One! What a Difference a Year Makes! Dan Burley's Confidentially Yours' All-Star Classic Delayed by West's Pay Demands 62,000 See East, West Baseball Classic Box Score Chicago Game Reviews Comiskey Park Is Scene of 14th Annual Classic Ace West Hurlers Beat East, 4-1 The Sports Beat: Dream Game Star Dust Box Score 1947 Chicago Game Reviews The Sports Beat: Pompez Heads N.Y. All-Star Game Committee Classic Tickets to Go on Sale Saturday West Wallops East, 5 to 2, before 48,112 Fans The Sports Beat: Crowd Was Big and Colorful Sports Lovers of Nation Converge on Chicago for Baseball Classic Dan Burley's Confidentially Yours' East-West Classic Replay 50,000 and Major League Scouts See West Beat East in Great Game Big Leagues Scout 8 Negro Players Box Score New York Game Reviews East vs. West Classic July 29 Negro Star Game to American Loop 86,514 See 2 Negro Baseball Classics Chicken-Feed Pay for Negro Umpires Box Score 1948 Chicago Game Reviews West Selects Players for Big Game Aug. 22 Fine Pitching by Western Aces Halts East before 42,099 Defeats East, 3-0, before 42,099 Fans Scalpers and Politics Mar East-West Game Chicago Box Score New York Game Reviews 3rd Annual All-Star Game at Stadium 40,000 Expected at Dream Game Second East versus West Game Draws 17,928 Negro Nationals Score 6-1 Victory Negro Club Owners Fail to Deal Fairly with Major Leaguers Box Score 1949 Game Reviews Negro Baseball Leagues Starts 1949 Race Sports Beat: Baseball Eye's East-West Clash Wendell Smith's Sports Beat West Swings Rubber Bats, East Triumphs, 4-0 Slumping Crowds at East-West Games Is a Warning Signal Box Score 1950 Game Reviews Negro Baseball On the Ropes, Needs Support of Negro Fans to Survive United Nations Head to Toss First Ball East-West Game Notes West Negro Stars Win 5-3 West Captures 18th Annual East-West Game before 24,614 Fans Box Score 1951 Game Reviews Sport Light: Let's Boost Baseball East-West Vote Fay Says: You Telling Me? East Negro All-Stars Beat West, 3 to 1000 21,312 See East Beat West, 3-1 in Annual Chicago Classic Box Score 1952 Game Reviews Chicago Short Fielder Leads in Player Poll All Baseball Turns Eyes to East-West Tilt West Jars East in Negro Game Third Frame Gives West 7-3 Win over East 18,279 See Annual Chi Contest West Defeats East Box Score 1953 Game Reviews John L. Johnson's Sport Light See Declining Attendance Figures Heavy Hitters Give West Edge in East-West Classic West Defeats East, 5-1 Estimated 10,000 See Classic East-West Game Faces Death in Chicago Park All-Star Tilt Fails to Impress Scouts from Big Leagues East-West Game Needs an Overhauling The East-West Game, Should It Be Rotated? Box Score Respect, Redemption, Recognition Appendixes Game Summaries All-Stars by Team Individual Batting Statistics Individual Pitching Statistics All-Star Leaders, 1933-1953 Individual Batting Club Batting Individual Pitching Leading East-West Hitters by Position All-Star Home Runs (1933-1953) All-Star Trivia Future Major Leaguers Who Appeared in East-West All-Star Games All-Stars and Their Major League Debuts Sapphire Superstars of the Negro Leagues and Major Leagues Fast Facts on the First Game Latin American Players in the East-West Game Financial Statements, 1942-53 All-Time All-Star Teams Notes Bibliography
Responsibility: Larry Lester ; with a foreword by Joe Black.
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