Language: English . Brand New Book. When Rube Foster was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, his rightful place alongside baseball s greatest black heroes was at last firmly established. A world-class pitcher, a formidable manager, and a brilliant administrator, Rube Foster was arguably more influential in breaking down the color barrier in major league baseball than the venerable Jackie Robinson. Born in 1879, Rube Foster pitched for the legendary black baseball teamsthe Cuban X-Giants and the Philadelphia Giants before becoming player-manager of the Leland Giants and the Chicago American Giants. Long a central figure in black baseball, he founded baseball s first black leaguethe Negro National League in 1920. From its inception, the Negro League served as a vehicle through which many of the finest black players could showcase their considerable talents. Challenging racial discrimination and stereotypes, it ultimately set the stage for future efforts to contest Jim Crow. Despite the long-standing success of the Negro National League as an influential black institution, Rube Foster was deeply embittered by organized baseball s unmitigated refusal to lift the color barrier. He died a broken man in 1930. The Best Pitcher in Baseball is the story of a man of unparalleled vision and organizational acumen whose passion for justice changed the face of baseball forever. It is a moving tribute to a man and his dream. Codice inventario libreria FLT9780814716144
Riassunto: A compelling portrayal of one of the great figures of the negro baseball leagues recreates the life of Rube Foster, the pitcher, manager, and administrator who helped shaped the league into a success.
Robert Charles Cottrell is Professor of History and American Studies at California State University-Chico. His books include include Izzy: A Biography of I.F. Stone and Roger Nash Baldwin and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Titolo: The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of ...
Casa editrice: New York University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: New
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