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.