Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 2008)

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About the Book

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About the Author(s)

Leslie A. Heaphy is an associate professor of history at Kent State University, Stark Campus, in Canton, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Leslie A. Heaphy
Format: softcover (7 x 9)
Pages: 124
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 1110040000011
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note      3
Publisher’s Comments      5

How Only the Ball Was White Came to Be Written
ROBERT PETERSON      7
“A Perfect Baseball Day”: Black Press Coverage of the East-West Classic
BRIAN CARROLL      14
“A Time Called Too Early”: Black Baseball and the Pursuit of the American Dream
PELLOM MCDANIELS III      29
If Given an Opportunity: The 1907 Series Between the St. Paul Gophers and St. Paul Saints
TODD PETERSON      43
Advancing African American Baseball: The Philadelphia Pythians and Interracial Competition in 1869
ANTHONY DIFIORE      57
Jackie Robinson’s 10-Year Odyssey: The Subway Series, 1947–1956
JOSEPH DORINSON      66
The Old Fellows and the Colonels: Innovation and Survival in Segregated Baseball
MICHAEL J. HAUPERT and KENNETH WINTER      79
Black Giant: Biz Mackey’s Texas Negro League Career
BILL STAPLES, JR.      93

Book Reviews
Baseball’s First Colored World Series: The 1924 Meeting of the Hilldale Giants and Kansas City Monarchs by Larry Lester
REVIEWED BY GERI STRECKER      111
Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training by Chris Lamb
REVIEWED BY STEVEN HALPERN      112
Crossing the Line: Black Major Leaguers, 1947–1959 by Larry Moffi and Jonathan Kronstadt
REVIEWED BY AMY ESSINGTON      113

Further Reading for This Issue      116
Contributors      122

Book Reviews & Awards

“Some great articles…outstanding scholarship”—The Courier; “fascinating…the articles here are research quality, documented with end notes and sometimes additional reading lists. The book reviews are signed, and the editorial board is impressive…should appeal to a large audience”—Serials Solutions.