In 1886, a semipro team known as the Union Baseball Club was founded in Chicago. Under the leadership of Frank Leland, this team of black players worked its way to the top of Chicago's otherwise all-white semipro city league. In 1902, Leland recruited a talented young pitcher from Texas, Rube Foster, who soon established himself as one of the game's outstanding players, seized the leadership of the Union Baseball Club and founded the Chicago Amer...
By Paul Debono
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: McFarland; Reprint edition (March 30, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 577362
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
A painstaking and enjoyable history. This book should be available in all libraries as well as for individual readers because it presents a readable history of the Giants and the times in which they played.
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