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Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0048
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the story of Josh Gibson's legendary home-run hits. He was credited not just a home-run hitter but as the home-run hitter. He was considered a black Babe Ruth. The chapter ... More


Lost Legends

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0058
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes Negro baseball players who have made a mark in history. Among the pitchers were Dave Brown, Andrew Donaldson, Rube Foster, Willie Foster, José Mendez, Satchel Paige, Cannonball ... More


“I Was Born Too Quick”: Archival Contributions and Limitations in The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings

Emily Ruth Rutter

in Invisible Ball of Dreams: Literary Representations of Baseball behind the Color Line

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817129
eISBN:
9781496817167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817129.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter argues that William Brashler’s novel The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings (1973) and the 1976 filmic adaptation directed by John Badham subvert the image of the archetypal ... More


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