Sandlot Seasons

Sandlot Seasons

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A new preface updates this richly detailed look at the major role sport played in shaping Pittsburgh's black community from the Roaring Twenties through the Korean War. Rob Ruck reveals how sandlot, amateur, and professional athletics helped black Pittsburgh realize its potential for self-organization, expression, and creativity.of 1919, with the ashes of the summera#39;s devastating Chicago race riot barely cold , Foster proposed an eight-club Negro ... The owners of the Kansas City Monarchs, the Chicago Giants, the Cuban Stars, the Detroit Stars, the Dayton Marcos, the St. Louis Stars, and the Indianapolis ABCs joined him in the first successful effort at organized black baseball. ... The focus of these efforts moved eastward to Pittsburgh, where two of black baseballa#39;s most remarkable leaders, Cum Posey andanbsp;...

Title:Sandlot Seasons
Author: Rob Ruck
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1993-01-01

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