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Rube Foster in his time; on the field and in the papers with black baseball's greatest visionary.

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Rube Foster in his time; on the field and in the papers with black baseball's greatest visionary.

Lester, Larry.

McFarland & Co.

2012

256 pages

$40.00

GV865

Early African-American baseball pitcher Andrew 'Rube' Foster was the founder and president of the Negro National League, the first all-black, black-owned, and black-operated league that played for a full season. He was also founder and operator of the Chicago American Giants, another black baseball team. In this biography, author Lester (chairman, the Society for American Baseball Research's Negro Leagues Research Committee) integrates primary source newspaper editorials and letters, written both by and about Foster, into a narrative of Foster's life; often the primary source material is given in its entirety. Foster is presented as a man of his era who confronted racism but also had flaws of his own. The book is illustrated with b&w historical photos and includes appendices of Foster's statistics and records, lists of teammates, a list of Foster baseball collectibles, and court and medical documents.

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