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The Business of Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter tells the story of the Jewish entrepreneurs who made up the majority of white men who owned and promoted black baseball teams beginning in the Great Depression. The Negro Leagues used ... More


World War II and the Advancement of Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter follows Ed Gottlieb, Syd Pollock, and Abe Saperstein as they extended their power when the Negro Leagues became a lucrative business immediately before and during World War II. Gottlieb ... More


Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the many-faceted relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow America. Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and a team of black Jews called the Belleville ... More


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

Robert Peterson

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Early in the 1920s, the New York Giants sent a scout to watch a young Cuban play for Foster's American Giants, a baseball club in the Negro Leagues. The scout liked what he saw, but was disappointed ... More


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

Emily Ruth Rutter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817129
eISBN:
9781496817167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Although many Americans think of Jackie Robinson when they consider the story of race and racism in baseball, a long history of tragedies and triumphs precede Robinson’s momentous debut with the ... More


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