The Nebraska Indians and Fun and Frolic with an Indian Ball Team

Two Accounts of Baseball Barnstorming at the Turn of the Twentieth Century


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About the Book

This is the first book that includes all of Guy W. Green’s baseball writings: A Complete History of the Nebraska Indians Base Ball Team (1903), Fun and Frolic with an Indian Ball Team (1904), and “Experiences with an Indian Ball Team” (1908). The works detail the athletic success and humorous escapades of the most famous American Indian barnstorming baseball team. A substantial introduction provides historical background on the formation of the team; on Green’s life, writings, and other ventures; and on the later history and owners of the Nebraska Indians after Green sold the team.

About the Author(s)

Guy W. Green was an attorney, journalist, businessman, Presbyterian evangelist and baseball entrepreneur. Remembered today as the barnstorming owner of the Nebraska Indians, he also founded Green’s Japanese Baseball Team in 1906 and Green’s Native Hawaiian Baseball Team in 1913. He died in Kansas City in 1946.
Jeffrey P. Beck is associate dean of graduate studies and professor of English at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Guy Green. Series Editors Gary Mitchem and Mark Durr
Format: softcover (6 x 8)
Pages: 242
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4359-8
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5735-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: The McFarland Historical Baseball Library

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii

Editors’ Note      x

Introduction by Jeffrey P. Beck      xi

The Nebraska Indians: A Complete History of the Nebraska Indian Base Ball Team (1900)      1

Fun and Folic with an Indian Ball Team (1907)      103

Appendix: “Experiences with an Indian Ball Team” (1908)      171

Index      183

Book Reviews & Awards

“One of the best but least-heralded developments in the recent history of baseball literature was the inauguration of the McFarland Historical Baseball Library in 2003”—I>Spitball; “invaluable McFarland Historical Baseball Library series”—Edward Achorn, The Providence Journal.