Black Baseball in Pittsburgh

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Arcadia Publishing, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in America's sports history had begun. Black Baseball in Pittsburgh chronicles the history of the Negro League in the Steel City from the Homestead Grays in the 1910s to the great Pittsburgh Crawfords teams of the 1930s and through the 1950s. Here, you will meet legends such as "Smokey" Joe Williams, the famed "Thunder Twins," Josh Gibson, the Steel City's Slugger Supreme, and Buck Leonard, the King of Negro League first basemen.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
The Crawfords Shine the Grays Decline
25
A Dynasty Begins
53
The Beginning of the End
89
Recognition Comes at Last
103
Weep Ye Not for the Dead
119
Copyright

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Larry Lester and Sammy J. Miller, two noted historians of Negro League baseball, have teamed up to bring us the fascinating story of black baseball in Pittsburgh with nearly 200 historical photographs. Whether or not you are a baseball fan, you will be intrigued by the images of these black stars that shone on green diamonds.

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