Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, Vol. 6

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About the Book

Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, the peer-reviewed journal offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts.

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: 184
Bibliographic Info: indexes
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7902-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1428-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note 3
Articles
Did Branch Rickey Sign Jackie Robinson to Right a 40-Year Wrong? (Chris Lamb) 5
Discovering Forgotten Ballparks: Documenting Black Baseball Landscapes
Through the State Historic American Landscape Survey  (Chris Baas, Geri Strecker, and Ball State Students) 19
A Fine Line Between Admiration and Animosity: Ed Bolden’s Philadelphia Stars, the Negro National League, and the Philadelphia Tribune, 1933–1938  (Courtney Smith) 37
The Puzzling History of the Tate Stars  (Shawn Morris) 51
The Color of Baseball: Race and Boston’s Sporting Community
(Robert Cvornyek) 70
From Buckeye to Black Eye: Cleveland’s 1945 Negro League Championship, Jackie Robinson, and the Beginning of the End of Black Baseball (David Krell) 107
Something to Cheer About: Paul Robeson, Monte Irvin, Larry Doby (Joe Dorinson) 116BR>
Blackball in Chester, Pennsylvania, 1867–1887: Historical Documents  (James Brunson III) 129
Book Reviews
Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line, by Tom Dunkel  Reviewed by Leslie Heaphy 139
Future Research 141
Prize Winners from the Fourth Annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Art Competition 143
Further Reading for This Issue  (Leslie Heaphy) 152
Contributors 170
Author Index 172
Subject Index 175

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.