Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2008)

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About the Book

BACK ISSUE
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Back issues are available to individuals for $25 and to institutions for $75. For individuals, please place your order at the default price and, upon receipt of the order, the total will be adjusted to the proper charge of $25 per issue. Back issues are subject to availability.

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: 116
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 1110040000012
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note      3

Baseball, Race and History: In Praise of Jules Tygiel
ADRIAN BURGOS, JR.      4
A Tribute to Sam Lacy
LESLIE HEAPHY      6
“Our Man About Town”: James A. Smith and the Image of the Colored Sporting Fraternity of Cleveland, Ohio, 1883–1889
JAMES E. BRUNSON III      12
Biz Mackey: Catcher, Manager, Mentor Extraordinaire
BOB LUKE      41
Can You Read, Judge Landis?
LARRY LESTER      57
Effa Manley and the Politics of Passing
LISA DORIS ALEXANDER      83
What Ancestry.com Can Tell Us About Black Baseball
GERI STRECKER      95
The Negro Leagues in Print: A Bibliographic Essay, Part I
LESLIE HEAPHY      99

Book Reviews
Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, 25th Anniversary Edition by Jules Tygiel
REVIEWED BY RICHARD C. CREPEAU      110
Willie Wells: “El Diablo” of the Negro Leagues by Bob Luke
REVIEWED BY WAYNE STIVERS      111
Early U.S. Blackball Teams in Cuba: Box Scores, Rosters and Statistics from the Files of Cuba’s Foremost Baseball Researcher by Severo Nieto
REVIEWED BY GARY ASHWILL      112

Further Reading for This Issue      114
Contributors      116

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.