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Rube Foster in his time : on the field and in the papers with black baseball's greatest visionary

Author: Larry Lester
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andrew "Rube" Foster stands among the best African American pitchers of the 1900s, he made his name as the founder and president of the Negro National League, the first all-black league to survive a full season. This biography combines period editorials and correspondence with insightful narrative to provide a comprehensive portrait of this innovative Hall of Famer"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lester, Larry.
Rube Foster in his time.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012
(DLC) 2012022245
(OCoLC)757462084
Named Person: Rube Foster; Rube Foster
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Lester
ISBN: 9781476601441 1476601445
OCLC Number: 810082450
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The early pro days, 1903-1906 --
A new beginning : the Leland Giants, 1907-1909 --
Legalities and realities : now there are two Lelands in town?, 1909-1910 --
Strive to survive : the American Giants, 1911-1914 --
Family feud : the ABC's and the American Giants, 1915-1916 --
The pitfalls of Black baseball, 1917-1919 --
The navigator : we are the ship, all else the sea, 1920-1921 --
Black and White arbitration in the new Colored Leagues, 1922-1925 --
The vision fades, 1926-1930 --
Obituaries, honors, landmarks, and tributes, 1930 --
Appendix A: No-hitters by Rube Foster --
Appendix B: Team depth charts, 1902 to 1918 --
Appendix C: Foster's daily pitching and batting records --
Appendix D: Foster as manager --
Appendix E: Foster's teammates in the Hall of Fame --
Appendix F: Foster baseball collectibles --
Appendix G: Death certificate and medical analysis --
Appendix H: Draft card and 1880 census --
Appendix I: Court documents from the Leland lawsuit.
Responsibility: Larry Lester.

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"Andrew "Rube" Foster stands among the best African American pitchers of the 1900s, he made his name as the founder and president of the Negro National League, the first all-black league to survive a full season. This biography combines period editorials and correspondence with insightful narrative to provide a comprehensive portrait of this innovative Hall of Famer"--Provided by publisher.

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