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Author: Will Pascoe
ISBN13: 978-1419645471
Title: A Noble Game: A History of the Negro Baseball Leagues
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Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; First Soft Cover Edition edition (September 5, 2006)
Pages: 178

A Noble Game: A History of the Negro Baseball Leagues by Will Pascoe



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The Negro Leagues have a multifaceted history; just as there was no single inventor of baseball, there is no single origin for the Negro Leagues. It is also necessary to note that the history of the Negro Leagues is not the same as that of black baseball; there was black baseball before the formation of leagues, and the league structure underwent a number of iterations. This examination begins by investigating black baseball before the advent of the Negro Leagues, transitioning into an exploration of the first black teams and professional baseball. The first documented game took place on November 15, 1859, between the Weeksville Unknowns and the Henson Club of Jamaica (in Queens). The Hensons won 54-43; this score reflects central aspects of the sport in its infant stages; there was mighty little defense, games were lengthy, and a premium was placed on offense.

Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues is a 1994 book by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack. It tells the history African-American and Latin American involvement with baseball in the United States.

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Another used bookstore pickup, A Complete History Of The Negro Leagues would have been a decent pickup even if I’d paid full price for it. What I like most is that author Mark Ribowsky treats the subject, and by extension, the reading audience, with respect. It does not focus on the exploits of Cool Papa Bell jumping into bed before the light out, it does not focus on Satchel Paige’s womanizing exploits, nor does it highlight exaggerated statistics without providing proper context. If you are a baseball fan, no matter what level of play, this is a book you need to read. And In exhaustive detail, Mark Ribowsky has written a history of blackball, also known as The Negro Leagues. What I learned is that politics, power struggles, and rascsim went hand in hand to deny talented players their rightful place in professional baseball.

Negro baseball leagues have a deep historical significance. Racism and Jim Crow laws encouraged segregation of African-Americans and whites. Arguably, the players on the negro baseball leagues were some of the best ever. Even today they are still being recognized and honored for their wonderful contribution to baseball as a whole. It started when major league owners had made a gentleman’s agreement to keep blacks from playing in the game. The barrier that went up was finally broken with a fe. how More. Major League Baseball Salary.

Baseball evolved from the British game of rounders, and is a cousin to cricket in that it also involves two teams that alternate on defense and offense and involve throwing a ball to a batsman who attempts to "bat" it away and run safely to a base. The first documentation of base ball is in 1838, but there are references to a game of base ball going back to the late 1700s. Latin American players also played in the Negro Leagues, and the league played in many of the same stadiums as the majors and had a devoted following. Professional baseball leagues formed over the years in the Netherlands (1922), Australia (1934), Japan (1936), Puerto Rico (1938), Venezuela (1945), Mexico (1945), Italy (1948) and the Dominican Republic (1951), Korea (1982), Taiwan (1990) and China (2003). The first international tournament was held in 1938, called the Baseball World Cup, which is played to this day.

This past week I started working on a thread to look at the history of the Negro Leagues in the USA. Interesting stuff. This past week I started working on a thread to look at the history of the Negro Leagues in the USA. Just as one might expect, I found that African-Americans have been playing the game from its earliest. Hopefully, this thread will be a place one might gain useful information, valuable insights, or a momentary smile to break the tension of the day. To get the ball rolling I will go ahead and put up 2 or 3 of the first posts following this one. I will be putting up a few more during the next few weeks

Negro baseball leagues have a deep historical significance  . Negro baseball leagues have a deep historical significance. The major league owners had conspired together and wrote what was called a gentlemen's agreement to keep black players out of the game. This did not stop African-Americans from achieving their goal of playing baseball. They organized their own teams and played pickup games with anyone that would play them, until 1920 when they finally organized a negro league.

The Negro Baseball Leagues were one of the first and most successful black businesses in the United States during the first half of the twentieth-century. Combing great athletic skill, shrewd marketing, and a professional spirit that was the equal to its white major-league counterpart, black baseball was so successful in its efforts to show a competitive game to a larger section of America, that ultimately its own success led to its spectacular downfall. When Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s “color wall” in 1947, the game of baseball was changed forever, and for the Negro Baseball Leagues, it was the beginning of the end. A Noble Game looks at the rise and fall of the Negro Baseball Leagues, what they meant to America in an age of segregation, and how their success was a powerful influence during the early days of the American Civil Rights movement. Including interviews with former Negro League stars and exhaustive research, A Noble Game is a rich study of what baseball meant to Americans - both black and white - in the decades before Jackie Robinson changed history. A Noble Game is the little-known story of how the first popular civil rights battle - and victory - occurred not in the courts or in the legislature, but on the baseball diamond.
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Ferri - My name
I was lucky enough to see this year's induction of former Negro baseball league players and owners into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown this year. Sadly none of them were still alive, but one guy named Buck O'Neil did a great speech and he actually played in the Negro baseball leagues before Jackie Robinson joined the Major Leagues. O'Neil did a great speech, told some stories and started me on the road to learning more about this forgotten time in baseball history. "A Noble Game" is a really in-depth look at the Negro baseball leagues. It's not so much about the players and their stats - it's more about what life was like for them and the times in which they lived. There is a section on how the black communities supported these teams and their players, and how important these teams and their players were to African-American communities during segregation. I'm a big baseball fan but there was something new for me on almost every page. I had no idea that the Negro baseball leagues were the first to use lights to play night baseall which was crucial for some of the teams to be able to make a profit. Some of the stories in "A Noble Game" showcase a really challenging life on the road for these players and it was heart-breaking to read about the racism they experienced in their careers. Despite such hardships, these baseball players also unknowingly were helping to erode old stereotypes and prejudices towards African-Americans in the eyes of white Americans and it is here where this book really showcases how the Negro baseball leagues were an important part of the battle for civil rights. The book includes interviews with former Negro league players and has an extensive and exhaustive bibliography which just made me want to go out and read more and more about this fascinating (and almost forgotten) part of baseball history and in many ways, American history. A great read and a must for any baseball fan.
Delari
This book is valuable in that in offers a different perspective on the Negro Leagues. "They were one of the first and most successful Black businesses in the United States during the first half of the twentieth-century" -- quote from the back cover blurb! However, the success of the Negro Leagues led to their ultimate downfall. When Jackie Robinson begin playing at the Major League Level, it brought about the demise of the Negro Leagues as a viable option; too many of the stars were being brought up to the majors. The Negro Leagues were a vital element in the American Civil Rights movement. This book is definitely a worthy read for individuals interested in the Negro Leagues.
Brazil
I haven't read much on the black baseball leagues. Of course I knew about Jackie Robinson and the anniversary of his becoming the first black player to play in professional baseball made me want to know more about how it happened which lead me to this book. This book was quite the eye opener in terms of learning about what black baseball players went through before integration. The book was also full of a lot of interesting things I was not aware of such as the fact that the All Star Game that we see in baseball every year was based on a black baseball leagues yearly game called the East-West game. In the age of the walk and on base percentage, it was amazing to discover that "small ball" (walks, steals, aggressive baserunning) was originally created in the black baseball leagues. My only gripe was that I wish there was more biographies of various players but the book contains an extensive bibliography and endnotes section which was fascinating in terms of further details but also helped me find more books about these forgotten baseball players.