Baseball Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago

Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago
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  • 232 Pages
  • Softcover
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  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company



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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.

McFarland & Company

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  • ISBN: 9780786409815
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