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Ted Strong Jr. : the untold story of an original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star

Author: Sherman L Jenkins
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first biography of Ted Strong Jr., a two-sport athlete of the Negro Leagues and the Harlem Globetrotters. Born Theodore Relighn Strong Jr. in South Bend, Indiana, the eldest of 14 children, Ted was raised in the Black Belt of South Side Chicago. He was one of the original Harlem Globetrotters and a major star in the Negro Baseball Leagues. This biography displays the determination of a man who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jenkins, Sherman L., 1956-
Ted Strong Jr.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016013400
Named Person: Ted Strong, Jr.; Ted Strong, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sherman L Jenkins
ISBN: 9781442267282 1442267283
OCLC Number: 950751184
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue --
It started with a Senior --
"Ted was big for his age" --
Ted Jr. comes into his own --
The sky is the limit --
Prime Time abound with hiccups --
The 15th season --
1942-1943 --
A season of change, World War II calls --
The brothers return --
"Life for me ain't been no crystal stair" --
1947 --
Ted Jr.'s younger brother begins to "break em" off --
Twilight triple header --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sherman L. Jenkins.

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Ted Strong Jr. was a two-sport athlete, a major star of the Negro Leagues and one of the original Harlem Globetrotters. This book shares the fascinating story of a man who played in seven Negro  Read more...

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