Black Baseball’s First Superstar
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About the Book
Among early 20th century baseball players, John Preston “Pete” Hill (1882–1951) was considered the equal of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker—only skin color kept him out of the majors. A capable manager, Hill captained the Negro League’s Chicago-based American Giants, led two expansion teams and retired from the sport as manager of the Baltimore Black Sox. Drawing on contemporary newspaper accounts, this first ever biography of Hill recounts the career of a neglected Hall of Famer in the context of the turbulent issues that surrounded him—segregation, women’s suffrage, Prohibition and the Spanish flu.
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Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 25 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022