African American Pioneers of Baseball

African American Pioneers of Baseball

Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106019145082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 216

Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

African American Pioneers of Baseball

African American Pioneers of Baseball

His signing by Branch Rickey with the Brooklyn Dodgers ' organization in 1946 and his rise to the majors in 1947 to become the first black player in the twentieth century symbolized society's first widespread acceptance of blacks in the ...

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015074245468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 162

Presents brief portraits of twenty legendary African American baseball players who contributed to the integration of Major League baseball.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History

Provide a biography of a player who either spent time in the Negro Leagues or who became one of the first African Americans to play MLB. 3.

Author: Caryn E. Neumann

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313355028

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 382

Major help for African American history term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the expansion of the slave trade to North America in 1581 to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History is an invaluable source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The events chronicle the long struggle for freedom and equal rights for African Americans.
Categories: Reference

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present J N

Encyclopedia of African American History  1896 to the Present  J N

The place that baseball once held in the lives of young African Americans has been taken by basketball and football. The abundance of black role models in ...

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780195167795

Category: African Americans

Page: 515

View: 800

Alphabetically-arranged entries from J to N that explores significant events, major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.
Categories: African Americans

History of African Americans Exploring Diverse Roots

History of African Americans  Exploring Diverse Roots

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction. ... African American Pioneers of Baseball: A Biographical Encyclopedia.

Author: Thomas J. Davis Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313385414

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 665

This rich cultural history of African Americans outlines their travails, triumphs, and achievements in negotiating individual and collective identities to overcome racism, slavery, and the legacies of these injustices from colonial times to the present. • Reveals the extent of anti-black racism in America • Examines black heritage in America from its colonial origins to the present • Highlights the contributions of African Americans throughout history • Illustrates the role of blacks in the American economy • Centers on African Americans in the development of American history
Categories: Social Science

African Americans of San Francisco

African Americans of San Francisco

Literary Prose and Poetry in San Francisco's Black Newspapers , 1862–1885 . ... African American Pioneers of Baseball : A Biographical Encyclopedia .

Author: Jan Batiste Adkins

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738576190

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 528

Beginning in the 1840s, black men and women heard the call to go west, migrating to California in search of gold, independence, freedom, and land to call their own. By the mid-1850s, a lively African American community had taken root in San Francisco. Churches and businesses were established, schools were built, newspapers were published, and aid societies were formed. For the next century, the history of San Francisco's African American community mirrored the nation's slow progress toward integration with triumphs and setbacks depicted in images of schools, churches, protest movements, business successes, and political struggles.
Categories: History

Baseball and the House of David

Baseball and the House of David

The Kansas City Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball. ... African American Pioneers of Baseball: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Westport, CN: Greenwood, 2007 ...

Author: P.J. Dragseth

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476670119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

View: 444

“The first thorough recounting, season-by-season and game-by-game, of the fascinating House of David baseball teams. Based primarily on meticulous research in contemporary press accounts, the book also includes player profiles and an appendix with House of David rosters. It is entertaining reading for baseball fans and a gold mine for future researchers.”—William A. Young, J.L. Wilkinson and the Kansas City Monarchs House of David barnstorming baseball (1915-1957) was played without pre-determined schedules, leagues, player statistics or standings. The Davids quickly gained popularity for their hirsute appearance and flashy, fast-paced style of play. During their 200 seasons, they travelled as many as 30,000 miles, criss-crossing the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Benton Harbor teams invented the pepper game and were winners year after year, becoming legends in barnstorming baseball. Initially a loose affiliation of players, the Davids expanded to three teams--Western, Central and Eastern--as their reputation grew, and hired outsiders to fill the rosters. Prominent among them were pitchers Grover Cleveland Alexander and Charlie "Chief" Bender, both player managers in the early 1930s. They resisted the color barrier, eagerly facing Negro League teams everywhere. In 1934, before their largest crowd to date, they defeated the first Negro team invited to the famed Denver Post Tournament, the great Kansas City Monarchs, for the championship.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Two Pioneers

Two Pioneers

Two Pioneers presents these remarkable players’ experiences while competing in a nation that was deeply divided on social issues such as anti-Semitism and racism. Both men earned nearly as much attention off the field as they did on it.

Author: Robert C. Cottrell

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597978439

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 997

As the first great Jewish player in the major leagues and the first African American to play major-league baseball during the twentieth century, respectively, Hank Greenberg and Jackie Robinson are forever linked because of the barriers they encountered, the discrimination they endured, the athletic gifts they exhibited, and especially the courage and dignity they displayed. Both suffered ridicule and abuse as they participated in the national pastime. Nevertheless, each excelled. Greenberg became one of the preeminent sluggers of the 1930s and 1940s who took a break from baseball to serve in the war. Robinson, from the mid-1940s into the following decade, helped bring back speed and a thinking man’s approach to the game, both of which had largely been discarded for a generation. Two Pioneers presents these remarkable players’ experiences while competing in a nation that was deeply divided on social issues such as anti-Semitism and racism. Both men earned nearly as much attention off the field as they did on it. Greenberg called into question the idea of a "master race” as Adolf Hitler rose to power and gained supporters all over the world. Likewise, Robinson contested racial notions regarding the supposed inferiority of people of African ancestry, even though segregationists proved determined to maintain social barriers separating blacks and whites. It is only fitting that when Robinson finally crossed baseball’s color line, Greenberg was one of the first players to welcome him publicly. Robert Cottrell’s well-researched work shows how two baseball superstars became important figures in the civil rights crusade to ensure that all Americans, no matter their religion or race, are given equal opportunity.
Categories: History

100 Pioneers

100 Pioneers

Part 2 presents the inspiring stories of college coaches, athletics directors, and student-athletes who were the first African-Americans to fill their respective roles.

Author: Richard Edward Lapchick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073617188

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 750

Through an effective combination of historical research and personal interviews, 100 Pioneers: African-Americans Who Broke Color Barriers in Sport offers compelling portraits of the dedicated athletes who broke color barriers on college campuses and in professional sports all around the country. These engaging accounts detail the adversities they faced and the victories they achieved. Part 1 includes well-known figures such as Jackie Robinson and Tony Dungy, as well as other, lesser-known pioneers in professional baseball, football, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, and boxing. Part 2 presents the inspiring stories of college coaches, athletics directors, and student-athletes who were the first African-Americans to fill their respective roles. Part 3 highlights the impressive feats of African-American athletes accomplished on the world stage of the Olympic Games.
Categories: Social Science

African American History Day by Day

African American History Day by Day

That year Dodgers GM Al Campanis said on television news show Nightline that blacks lacked the capabilities to be manager. Major league baseball responded ...

Author: Karen Juanita Carrillo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843606

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 878

The proof of any group's importance to history is in the detail, a fact made plain by this informative book's day-by-day documentation of the impact of African Americans on life in the United States. * More than 365 chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about African Americans * An introduction that overviews the importance of African American history in a day-by-day approach * A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage * Primary source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events
Categories: History

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939

A Hard Road to Glory : A History of the African - American Athlete . ... The chapters deal with baseball , basketball , boxing , football , golf , tennis ...

Author: Robert L. Harris

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231138113

Category: History

Page: 442

View: 665

This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of African American History 5 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African American History  5 Volume Set

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: UCSC:32106019877064

Category: History

Page: 2672

View: 577

Alphabetically-arranged entries from A to C that explores significant events, major persons, organizations, and political and social movements in African-American history from 1896 to the twenty-first-century.
Categories: History

Game Faces

Game Faces

Lew Freedman, African American Pioneers of Baseball: A Biographical Encyclopedia (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2007), 99–108. 15.

Author: Sarah K. Fields

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252098543

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 360

Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. In Game Faces , Sarah K. Fields looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them--golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Joe Montana, college football coach Wally Butts, baseball pitchers Warren Spahn and Don Newcombe, and hockey enforcer Tony Twist--when faced with what they considered attacks on their privacy and image. Placing each case in its historical and legal context, Fields examines how sports figures in the U.S. have used the law to regain control of their image. As she shows, decisions in the cases significantly affected the evolution of laws related to privacy, defamation, and publicity--areas pertinent to the lives of the famous sports figure and the non-famous consumer alike. She also tells the stories of why the plaintiffs sought relief in the courts, uncovering motives that delved into the heart of issues separating individual rights from the public's perceived right to know. A fascinating exploration of a still-evolving phenomenon, Game Faces is an essential look at the legal playing fields that influence our enjoyment of sports.
Categories: Law

The 100 Most Important Sporting Events in American History

The 100 Most Important Sporting Events in American History

... on the history of NASCAR and stock-car racing, an encyclopedia of the African American pioneers of baseball, and the story of Latino baseball legends.

Author: Lew Freedman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440835759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 385

View: 232

This engaging and informative work highlights the 100 biggest moments in the history of American sports, illustrating powerful connections between sporting events and significant social issues of the time. • Features a timeline highlighting major sports events over time • Includes a list of additional reading resources for each entry • Covers most every sport including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, horse racing, motorsport, and others • Supports common core standards for literacy
Categories: Sports & Recreation

African American Sports Greats

African American Sports Greats

Winter Olympic Games.16 African Americans have taken the hard road to glory in ... When the Game Was Black and White: The Illustrated History of Baseball's ...

Author: David L. Porter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313289873

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 429

View: 977

Presents personal and professional profiles of over one hundred sixty African American athletes representing eleven sports
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Baseball s Leading Lady

Baseball s Leading Lady

The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of Rube Foster, Negro League Giant. ... African American Pioneers of Sociology: A Critical History.

Author: Andrea Williams

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781250623737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 794

For fans of Hidden Figures and Steve Sheinkin's Undefeated, Andrea Williams's Baseball's Leading Lady is the powerful true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues--on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans, and often run by Black owners. Here is the riveting true story of the woman at the center of the Black baseball world: Effa Manley, co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles. Elegant yet gutsy, she cultivated a powerhouse team. Yet just as her Eagles reached their pinnacle, so did calls to integrate baseball, a move that would all but extinguish the Negro Leagues. On and off the field, Effa hated to lose. She had devoted her life to Black empowerment--but in the battle for Black baseball, was the game rigged against her?
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The African American Baseball Experience in Nebraska

The African American Baseball Experience in Nebraska

John Holway, Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues, rev. ed. ... John B. Holway, Blackball Stars: Negro League Pioneers, 359. 20.

Author: Angelo J. Louisa

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479764

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 314

View: 280

Nebraska is not usually thought of as a focal point in the history of black baseball, yet the state has seen its share of contributions to the African American baseball experience. This book examines nine of the most significant, including the rise and fall of the Lincoln Giants, Satchel Paige's adventures in the Cornhusker State, a visit from Jackie Robinson, and the maturation of Bob Gibson both on and off the field. Also, recollections are featured from individuals who participated in or witnessed the African American baseball experience in the Omaha area.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Black Baseball s National Showcase

Black Baseball s National Showcase

Cleveland : Society for American Baseball Research , 1994 . Cowan , Tom , and Jack Maguire . Timelines of African - American History : 500 Years of Black ...

Author: Larry Lester

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803280009

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 498

View: 135

A lively illustrated introduction to the Negro League equivalent of the All-Star Game discusses the history of the games, as well as the colorful cast of promoters, gamblers, and hucksters who made it happen. Original.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Kenichi Zenimura Japanese American Baseball Pioneer

Kenichi Zenimura  Japanese American Baseball Pioneer

Jackie had died just three years before Frank became the first African American manager in MLB history. In January 2009, I earned the distinction of ...

Author: Bill Staples, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786485246

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 282

View: 337

While the story of the Negro Leagues has been well documented, few baseball fans know about the Japanese American Nisei Leagues, or of their most influential figure, Kenichi Zenimura (1900–1968). A talented player who excelled at all nine positions, Zenimura was also a respected manager and would become the Japanese American community’s baseball ambassador. He worked tirelessly to promote the game at home and abroad, leading goodwill trips to Asia, helping to negotiate tours of Japan by Negro League All-Stars and Babe Ruth, and establishing a 32-team league behind the barbed wire of Arizona’s Gila River Internment Camp during World War II. This first biography of the “Father of Japanese-American Baseball” delivers a thorough and fascinating account of Zenimura’s life.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Base Ball Pioneers 1850 1870

Base Ball Pioneers  1850 1870

CLUB HISTORY The following was written by Harry M. Millar and published in the ... would be another pioneer Ohio Valley African American baseball club known ...

Author: Peter Morris,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490011

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

View: 271

By 1871, the popularity of baseball had spread so thoroughly across America that one writer observed, “It is as much our national game as cricket is that of the English.” While major league teams and athletes that played after this prophetic statement was made have been exhaustively documented and analyzed, those that led the game during its pioneer phase from 1850 to 1870 have received relatively little attention. In this welcome work, leading historians of early baseball provide profiles of more than fifty clubs and their players, from legendary teams such as the Red Stockings of Cincinnati and the Nationals of Washington to forgotten nines like the Pecatonica (Illinois) Base Ball Club and the Morning Star Club of St. Louis. Engaging narratives bring these long-ago clubs back to life, stimulating more research on this fascinating era and creating a standard reference source for all who study America’s national pastime.
Categories: Sports & Recreation