In the summer of 1919 three men (two white, one black) decide that the Chicago White Sox will be the first major league team in the twentieth century to sign a black player to a major league contract...
Set before the broad shoulders of Chicago, Shadow Ball tells the story of Rube Foster, African American owner of the Chicago-American Giants; Charles Comiskey, the owner of the White Sox; and Sam Weiss, their silent go-between. Their plans are complicated by the eruption of the August 1919 race riot in Chicago, as seen and heard by Kid Douglas, a Mississippi blues singer newly arrived from the Delta. Blues, baseball, race-relations, love, hope and despair ring loud in this tale.
BK9533Baseball - Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago (Paperback Book)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/bk/9/bk9533.jpg?v=524.9529.94USDDiscontinuedMcFarland & Company, Inc.Paperback-BookSport-Sport-Memorabilia-Books2005-10-18
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