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The Mandak League

Author : Barry Swanton
ISBN : 9780786425105
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The ManDak League may be one of baseball's best kept secrets. Operating in Manitoba and North Dakota from 1950 to 1957, it was the outlet for former Negro Leaguers to continue playing and entertaining fans, occupying fields with ex-major leaguers, minor league stars and some of the best Manitoba-, North Dakota-, and Minnesota-born players. It featured such greats as Willie Wells, Leon Day, Ray Dandridge and Satchel Paige, who pitched briefly for the Minot Mallards in 1950. In Part I, chapters on each of the ManDak's eight seasons provide detailed information on the stadiums, franchise and league personnel, pennant races, and standout performances. In Part II, a comprehensive listing of profiles presents basic information on the league's players, their baseball backgrounds, and their accomplishments in the ManDak and other leagues. Emphasis is given to former Negro Leaguers, many of whom finished their careers in the ManDak League. Appendices provide batting and pitching records, rosters, and rules of conduct.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Mandak League 1950 1957

Author : Barry Swanton
ISBN : OCLC:47166315
Genre : African American baseball players
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Provides an overview of the Mandak League from 1950-1957.
Category: African American baseball players

The Black Stars Who Made Baseball Whole

Author : Rick Swaine
ISBN : 9780786423163
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For major league baseball, the decade following Jackie Robinson's 1947 debut was one of slow yet persistent change. Four other black players made their first, brief big-league appearances that year, followed by only two in 1948 and four in 1949. But by the end of 1959, 122 black ballplayers had made it to the big leagues. Like Robinson, their lives were made difficult off the field, and on it they dodged beanballs and spikes. This book brings attention to the accomplishments of this transitional generation of African American players--made up of men like Luscious Luke Easter, Sam "The Jet" Jethroe, and Sad Sam Jones--many of whom spent years in the minors, the Negro leagues, or both before getting their shot. Chapters on each season from 1947 to 1959 incorporate biographical and career profiles for 25 players who stood out during baseball's integration. A final chapter covers the outstanding minor league players who for various reasons never got a real chance to play major league ball. Appendices include a roster of black major leaguers from 1947 through 1959, a list of black-player firsts and statistics on the year-by-year population of black players in the majors.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Negro Leagues Revisited

Author : Brent Kelley
ISBN : 9781476612362
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is a followup volume to the acclaimed Voices from the Negro Leagues, (McFarland, 1998; softcover 2005) which features interviews with 52 former Negro League players from the 1920s to 1960s. Interviewed in this new volume are Bobby Robinson, Double Duty Radcliffe, Red Lindsay, Pullman Porter, Earl Wilson, Sr., Percy Reed, Joe Burt Scott, Willie Simms, Bo Campbell, Big Train Dudley, Mex Johnson, Buck O’Neil, Herbert Barnhill, Bernard Fernandez, Dick Powell, Jimmy Barnes, Charlie Biot, Monk Favors, Alton King, Buster Haywood, Casey Jones, Hickey Redd, Tommy Sampson, John Gibbons, Schoolboy Gulley, Schoolboy Kimbrough, Briefcase Simpson, Doc Dennis, Ralph Johnson, Lefty LaMarque, Junior Miller, Tex Williams, Baby Face Peatros, Big Jim McCurine, Eddie Williams, Zipper Zapp, Billy Fender, Dave Pope, Bill Powell, Marvin Price, Bob Scott, Dirk Gibbons, Hoss Ritchey, Lefty Bo Maddix, Hank Presswood, Mickey Stubblefield, Josh Gibson, Jr., Bobo Henderson, Fancy Dan Porter, Jumpin Johnny Wilson, Quack Brown, Granny Gladstone, Hoppy Hopkins, Carl Long, Jim Robinson, Juan Armenteros, Peanut Johnson, Eddie Reed, Ricky Maroto, Peachhead Mitchell, Ted Rasberry, Pedro Sierra, Jim Cobbin, Dick Scruggs, Sonny Webb and Tommy Taylor. Rare personal photographs and complete-as-possible statistics supplement the interviews.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ted Strong Jr

Author : Sherman L. Jenkins
ISBN : 9781442267282
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ted Strong Jr. (1917-1978) was a two-sport athlete, a major star of the Negro Leagues and one of the original Harlem Globetrotters. His prominence in the Negro Leagues led Branch Rickey and other white baseball league owners to consider Strong as one of several possible players to integrate major league baseball, and he was a key force on the basketball court when the Globetrotters defeated the then-invincible Minneapolis Lakers in 1948. Despite his athletic dominance in the 1930s and 40s, Strong Jr. has largely been forgotten in American sports history. In Ted Strong Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star, Sherman L. Jenkins finally shares the fascinating story of this star athlete. Born Theodore Relighn Strong Jr. in South Bend, Indiana, Strong Jr., the eldest of fourteen children, was fortunate to have a positive influence in his father—a baseball player himself. Strong Jr. went on to play in seven Negro League Baseball East-West All-Star games, receiving the most votes in all of Black baseball history in 1939, and was a key member of the 1940 Harlem Globetrotter basketball team that won the World Professional Basketball Championship. Jenkins details all of this and more, including Strong Jr.’s frustrations with integration efforts promised by white baseball team owners and the eventual decline of the Negro Leagues after the entrance of Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball. Through hours of interviews with Strong Jr.’s father and with friends and teammates of his brother Othello, along with extensive research of newspaper archives, this book provides rich insights into an unsung hero in the American sports landscape. For baseball and basketball fans of all ages, Ted Strong Jr.’s biography displays for the first time the determination and guts of a man who was idealized by many African Americans in the early twentieth century.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Kings Of The Diamond

Author : Robert T. Diamond
ISBN : 9780980982107
Genre : Baseball
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Category: Baseball

Crime Stories

Author : Bill Redekop
ISBN : PSU:000054702615
Genre : True Crime
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With more amazing true crime stories, Bill Redekop reveals the hidden stories behind Manitoba's most infamous crimes and criminals in this sequel to his best—seller Crimes of the Century: Manitoba's Most Notorious True Crimes.
Category: True Crime

The Encyclopedia Of Manitoba

Author : Ingeborg Boyens
ISBN : PSU:000065173398
Genre : History
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An 800-page information source for all aspects of Manitoba's history, arts, politics, nature, geography, business, and sports.
Category: History

Willie Wells

Author : Bob Luke
ISBN : UOM:39015070728673
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner, Robert Peterson Recognition Award, 2008 Willie Wells was arguably the best shortstop of his generation. As Monte Irvin, a teammate and fellow Hall of Fame player, writes in his foreword, "Wells really could do it all. He was one of the slickest fielding shortstops ever to come along. He had speed on the bases. He hit with power and consistency. He was among the most durable players I've ever known." Yet few people have heard of the feisty ballplayer nicknamed "El Diablo." Willie Wells was black, and he played long before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. Bob Luke has sifted through the spotty statistics, interviewed Negro League players and historians, and combed the yellowed letters and newspaper accounts of Wells's life to draw the most complete portrait yet of an important baseball player. Wells's baseball career lasted thirty years and included seasons in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada. He played against white all-stars as well as Negro League greats Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Buck O'Neill, among others. He was beaned so many times that he became the first modern player to wear a batting helmet. As an older player and coach, he mentored some of the first black major leaguers, including Jackie Robinson and Don Newcombe. Willie Wells truly deserved his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but Bob Luke details how the lingering effects of segregation hindered black players, including those better known than Wells, long after the policy officially ended. Fortunately, Willie Wells had the talent and tenacity to take on anything--from segregation to inside fastballs--life threw at him. No wonder he needed a helmet.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shades Of Glory

Author : Lawrence B. Hogan
ISBN : UCSC:32106018674116
Genre : History
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Brings together historical anecdotes, biographical essays, archival photographs, and other artifacts that pay tribute to the players and teams of baseball's Negro leagues.
Category: History

Voices From The Negro Leagues

Author : Brent P. Kelley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019380455
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Contains the narratives of fifty-two former Negro League players, in which they reminisce about their baseball careers, their fellow players, and the racism they encountered in their travels.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Pan African Chronology 1914 1929

Author : Everett Jenkins
ISBN : 0786408359
Genre : Reference
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The author's first volume of hisPan-African Chronologycovers the period from 1400 through the end of the American Civil War. The second volume chronicles the most significant events in the African diaspora from the end of the Civil War through the prendash;World War I years. This book is the third volume in the series. The period it covers is from 1914 through 1929, a time when people of African descent experienced two seminal events: World War I and the Black Awakening. In World War I, people of African descent fought for both sides, earning distinction on the battlefields of France as well as in the jungles and deserts of Africa. The "Black Awakening," a period from 1919 through 1929, marked the dawning of global awareness, not only for persons of African descent but also for nonndash;African peoples, of the contributions of African people to the culture of the world. The book is arranged by year; events of each year are grouped by region-the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. It also has two special biographical divisions for W.E.B. DuBois and Marcus Garvey.
Category: Reference

Sunday Coming

Author : Darrell J. Howard
ISBN : UOM:39015055458866
Genre : Social Science
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"We used to work hard, hauling pinewood logs, hay, everything. And we were ready to play that ball on Saturday and Sunday. We'd talk about that ball all through the week. I guess we made our work easy, because we were working hard and talking about playing ball"- Jim Dowell, Covesville Tigers & Astros. This work is the story of black baseball in Virginia, beginning with the 1930s, when black baseball was gaining popularity, to the 1980s, when the last few games were played. From Winchester to Tidewater, Danville to Fairfax, baseball was the most enduring form of entertainment and recreation for black communities in Virginia. For fifty years, the state's black teams played in rural pastures, cleared-out forests, city parks, and, for a fortunate few, minor league stadiums. This work re-creates this bygone era through the words of the men who played and whose spirited memories are evidence of their love of the game. Some of black baseball's most memorable teams, leagues, and personalities, such as Kelly's Allstars, the Interstate League, the Negro American Association, the Roanoke Black Cardinals, and Cool Papa Winston, to name a few, are included.
Category: Social Science

Ted Double Duty Radcliffe

Author : Kyle P. McNary
ISBN : UCAL:B3396091
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Crackers

Author : Tim Darnell
ISBN : PSU:000055860444
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Provides the history of amateur and minor league baseball in Atlanta following the career of the Atlanta Crackers, including player interviews, photographs, and statistics.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Barnstorming To Heaven

Author : Alan J. Pollock
ISBN : UOM:39015063273513
Genre : History
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"More than just a baseball story, these recollections about Syd Pollock and the Clowns tell the story of great societal changes in America from the roaring twenties, through the years of the Great Depression and World War II, the integration of professional baseball, and into the Civil Rights era."--Jacket.
Category: History

American National Biography

Author : John Arthur Garraty
ISBN : UOM:39076002054877
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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