The Negro Leagues in New Jersey

A History

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About the Book

This work examines the historical significance of the state of New Jersey in the Negro League legacy, especially the black baseball players, teams, owners and managers, and their struggles against not just segregation, and their accomplishments. The book includes photographs, appendices (records of New Jersey Negro League teams, 1923–1948, and a chronology), notes, a bibliography of research sources, an annotated list of suggested further readings, and an index.

About the Author(s)

An educator since 1951, Alfred M. Martin has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools in New Jersey. He has previously written books about Mel Ott, sports history and education. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he lives in Parsippany Troy Hills, New Jersey.
Alfred T. Martin is a member of the Friends of the Hall of Fame, the Society for American Baseball Research. He is president of Martin Automotive Inc., in Pine Brook, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Alfred M. Martin and Alfred T. Martin
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 280
Bibliographic Info: 13 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3900-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5192-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

1. New Jersey and the Glory Days of Negro League Baseball      5

2. New Jersey’s Lost Ballparks      16

3. New Jersey Negro League Legends      29

4. New Jersey-Based Negro League Teams      74

5. Playing for the Love of the Game      92

6. They Changed the Way the Game Was Played      106

7. The Northeast Corridor      116

8. The Garden State: A Negro League Trailblazer      133

9. New Jersey Honors the Negro League Legacy      144

10. Preserving the Negro League Heritage      156

11. The National Baseball Hall of Fame      178

12. An Old Era Passes, A New Era Begins      186

Afterword      197

Appendix A. Records of New Jersey Negro League Teams, 1923–1948      201

Appendix B. A Chronology      211

Chapter Notes      239

Suggested Reading      243

Bibliography      251

Index      257