The Negro Leagues Chronology

Events in Organized Black Baseball, 1920–1948

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About the Book

Painstakingly researched and documented, this volume is a comprehensive, year-by-year reference work giving important—yet often obscure—dates in Negro League history. From the Negro Leagues’ organized beginning in 1920 through their steep decline immediately after Jackie Robinson’s 1947 breaking of the color barrier, entries cover league meetings, noteworthy games, the commentary of columnists, and important events on and off the field. Controversies that defined the experience of black baseball organizers—such as player rights disputes, failure to adhere to league schedules and violations of league rules—are also included here.

About the Author(s)

Christopher Hauser lives in Okemos, Michigan.

Bibliographic Details

Christopher Hauser

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 216
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2006]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4236-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0848-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1

1920      5
1921      8
1922      11
1923      15
1924      20
1925      29
1926      38
1927      46
1928      55
1929      61
1930      65
1931      70
1932      71
1933      75
1934      79
1935      85
1936      91
1937      96
1938      101
1939      106
1940      111
1941      115
1942      120
1943      128
1944      136
1945      143
1946      149
1947      155
1948      161

Notes      171
Bibliography      191
Index      195

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “a useful addition…draws extensively from African American newspapers, the greatest resource for the early days of black ball”—Library Journal
  • “for that important date in Negro league history, look here first”—The Courier (SABR Negro Leagues Committee Newsletter)
  • “well researched…useful…welcome”—ARBA