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Voices from the Negro Leagues Conversations with 52 Baseball Standouts of the Period, 1924-1960 by Brent P. Kelley

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Published by McFarland & Company .
Written in English


  • Baseball,
  • Inter-war period, 1918-1939,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • History,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Interviews,
  • Baseball - History,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • United States,
  • African American baseball play,
  • African American baseball players,
  • Baseball players,
  • Negro leagues

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8138223M
ISBN 100786403691
ISBN 109780786403691

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About the Book. Baseball lore is replete with the tales of such legendary Negro League stars as Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson and a few others. But the stories of the many other African Americans, both stars and journeymen, have largely been forgotten. You're viewing: Voices from the Negro Leagues $ Get this from a library! Voices from the Negro leagues: conversations with 52 baseball standouts of the period [Brent P Kelley] -- 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 . The Negro leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams predominantly made up of African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin term may be used broadly to include professional black teams outside the leagues and it may be used narrowly for the seven relatively successful leagues beginning in that are sometimes termed "Negro Major Leagues". Negro League Baseball Between the end of the Civil War and , some African American baseball players played alongside white players in minor and major leagues. After , Jim Crow segregation dominated the sport until Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball in

Voices From The Great Black Baseball Leagues book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From through the early s, hund /5. I have a pretty good Negro Leagues collection, but listening to Just in McGuire’s excellent Baseball by the Book live podcast at the Nine Conference sent me to the interwebs for some books to add to my collection. These two arrived today! “Voices From the Great Black Baseball Leagues” is by John Holway, and the “Voices From the Negro Leagues” is by Brent Kelley.   I've read "Voices from the Great Negro Baseball Leagues" by John Holway - outstanding, just wonderful to hear the stories from the players themselves. Pity there wasn't a Ken Burns style documentary to accompany or follow it back then. John B. Holway. John B. Holway () has been researching baseball since , and he is still at it. Few may boast of as long and noteworthy a contribution to baseball research. Looking at baseball beyond America's major leagues, he wrote the first book in English on Japanese baseball, Japan Is Big League in Thrills, in Since then he has published many notable books on the Negro.

Negro League players are often portrayed as victims of baseball's color line, which, predating the establishment of Major League Baseball, began in and fell apart gradually from to Yet, the stars of the segregated baseball leagues may have been among the most empowered, least victimized black men to fall under the shadow of Jim. Directed by Ken Solarz, based on book by Robert Peterson. Narrated by Paul Winfield Color and B&W, approx. 30 mins. Audio & Video. Made in USA. "This books is a must for anyone interested in learning about the Negro Leagues. Each page is written as a . Long out-of-print, this revised edition of Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues is supplemented with a new introduction, new photographs, and newly-researched statistics, to present the living history of some of the best baseball ever played."--BOOK JACKET. This is a followup volume to the acclaimed Voices from the Negro Leagues, (McFarland, ; softcover ) which features interviews with 52 former Negro League players from the s to s. 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.