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Playing in shadows : Texas and Negro league baseball

Author: Rob Fink
Publisher: Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, ©2010.
Series: Sport in the American West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers the first book-length history of the Texas Negro Leagues and the impact African American Texans had on baseball during the first half of the twentieth century. Previously untold historical narrative contributes to sport history studies while asserting Texas's role in the formation, growth, and decline of African American baseball"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Fink
ISBN: 9780896727014 0896727017
OCLC Number: 463854777
Description: xxii, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Life in the shadows --
The semiprofessional game : the roots of Black baseball --
Andrew "Rube" Foster : the father of the Negro Leagues --
Smokey Joe, Biz, and the Devil : Black Texans who shaped the game --
The Texas-Oklahoma-Louisiana League : professional Black baseball comes to Texas --
The beginning of the end : the decline of the semiprofessional game --
The Houston Eagles and the end of Negro League baseball --
The lasting legacy --
Appendix: Negro League veterans who played in Texas.
Series Title: Sport in the American West.
Responsibility: Rob Fink ; foreword by Cary D. Wintz.
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Tells the untold story of black semi-professional baseball in the Lone Star State. Drawing upon oral histories and mining such rare sources as rosters and box scores from black newspapers, the author  Read more...

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