Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 238 pages
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A new preface updates this richly detailed look at the major role sport played in shaping Pittsburgh's black community from the Roaring Twenties through the Korean War. Rob Ruck reveals how sandlot, amateur, and professional athletics helped black Pittsburgh realize its potential for self-organization, expression, and creativity.
  

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Ruck (History, Chatham Coll.) has written a fascinating account of sport in the Iron City's black community. Focusing on 20th-century sandlot baseball, he argues that teams like the Pittsburgh ... Read full review

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Rob Ruck teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of "Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh" and other books. He was project director for the film "Kings on the Hill," an Emmy-winning documentary on Negro League baseball.

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