Black Baseball in Chicago

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Arcadia Publishing, 2000 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
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When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, a new chapter in sports history began. The city of Chicago played no small part in the creation and content of this historic chapter. Black Baseball in Chicago chronicles the history of the teams and players that spent time in the "Windy City." In 1911, the Chicago American Giants were born. This team drew some of the best players from the league, including such legendary stars as Bruce Petway, Pete Hill, Grant "Home Run" Johnson, and future hall-of-famer John Henry "Pop" Lloyd. On any given Sunday afternoon, the Chicago American Giants games often outdrew those of the cross-town rivals, the White Sox and the Cubs.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
The Foster Years 19111930
31
A New Era for Chicago Baseball
55
Black Baseballs Signature Event
79
The Great Lakes Naval Baseball Club
97
The Recognition Years
115
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Larry Lester, Sammy Miller, and Dick Clark, three noted historians of Negro Leagues Baseball, have teamed up to bring us the fascinating story of black baseball in Chicago, a story told in nearly 200 remarkable photographs. Whether baseball fan or history buff, you will find the images of these American heroes of the diamond hard to forget.

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