Frank Grant

The Life of a Black Baseball Pioneer

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About the Book

Widely considered the best black player of the 19th century, Hall-of-Famer Frank Grant challenged baseball’s color barrier in the 1880s to play for all-white professional teams—two of which fought a legal battle for his services. This first full-length biography documents Grant’s career highlights, including successful games against Major League teams and at-bats against Hall-of-Fame pitchers. Stories overlooked for more than a century are examined, including a falsified anecdote that obscured one of Grant’s best games from history. New light is shed on the early years of the Cuban Giants, the first black pro ball club.

About the Author(s)

Richard Bogovich, a contributor to the Society for American Baseball Research’s Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century (2012), is executive director of the Rochester Area Math Science Partnership in southeastern Minnesota. He lives in Rochester.

Bibliographic Details

Richard Bogovich
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8460-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4607-7
Imprint: McFarland