The Baltimore Elite Giants

Provides a history of the Elite Giants of Baltimore baseball team in the Negro League. Highlights pivotal games, players, and league decisions. Also discusses the relationship between the team and major league baseball during integration.

The Baltimore Elite Giants

Author: Bob Luke

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801891167

Page: 192

View: 230

Provides a history of the Elite Giants of Baltimore baseball team in the Negro League. Highlights pivotal games, players, and league decisions. Also discusses the relationship between the team and major league baseball during integration.

The Negro Leagues in New Jersey

The state of Maryland was represented by the Baltimore Elite Giants, a team that
was competitive and a respected opponent during their tenure as members of the
Negro Leagues. The Baltimore Black Sox were also an outstanding ball club ...

The Negro Leagues in New Jersey

Author: Alfred M. Martin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451920

Page: 280

View: 938

This work examines the historical significance of the state of New Jersey in the Negro League legacy, especially the black baseball players, teams, owners and managers, and their struggles against not just segregation, and their accomplishments. The book includes photographs, appendices (records of New Jersey Negro League teams, 1923–1948, and a chronology), notes, a bibliography of research sources, an annotated list of suggested further readings, and an index.

For the Good of the Country

This book studies baseball during World War II, with both a statistical analysis of the game and stories of its players--those who went to war and those who did not.

For the Good of the Country

Author: David Finoli

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480609

Page: 380

View: 923

Like virtually every other aspect of American life, baseball was affected by World War II. Many of its players left the playing field for the battlefield, but the game continued, played by those who stayed behind. Wartime baseball entertained a nation in desperate need of a diversion and a morale boost in a time of crisis. This book studies baseball during World War II, with both a statistical analysis of the game and stories of its players—those who went to war and those who did not. It provides recaps for each season between 1942 and 1945, and season-by-season recaps and highlights for each team. Starting lineups of the war years are compared to the starting lineups of 1941 (the last year of peacetime baseball) to show how dramatically the war changed the game. A list of players who went to war is provided, along with a list of players who replaced them on the roster if they were starters or starting pitchers. Brief statistical sketches of players who went to the war discuss their play before and after and how they were replaced. Other lists include wartime players who lost their starting jobs in 1946; minor league players who died in the war; and Negro League players who were drafted.

Black Baseball in New York City

Covering the post-Civil War period through the 1950s, this richly illustrated--300 photographs!--history examines black baseball in and around New York City, focusing on its economic impact and cultural legacy.

Black Baseball in New York City

Author: Larry Lester

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476670463

Page: 244

View: 829

For the first time, witness and read about New York's most prominent black teams, from post Civil War days through the late 1950s. Discover the greatness of teams like the Cuban Giants, Lincoln Stars/Giants, and Brooklyn's original Bums, the Royal Giants, the Brown Dodgers and the Eagles; and Manhattan's Black Yankees, the Cubans and the early integration days of Major League teams like the Dodgers, Yankees and Giants. Packed in 75 years of history are images of well known New York legends, such as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, Don Newcombe, Joe Black, Monte Irvin and Elston Howard, et al. Also, once masked in anonymity and now exposed in this illustrated narration are rare, vintage images of legendary stars like Minnie Minoso, Ray Dandridge, Martin Dihigo, Satchel Paige, Willie Wells, Smokey Joe Williams, John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, Pete Hill, Spots Poles, Cannonball "Dick" Redding, Rap Dixon, George "Mule" Suttles, John Beckwith, and Jose Mendez, et al. There is no comparative work on New York's Sugar Hill teams and its socio-economic impact on the National Pastime. Become an eye-witness to roughly 300 images of sporting life in the Naked City.

The Negro Leagues Chronology

May 9, ¡942—Negro National League Openers In Philadelphia at 44th and
Parkside, the Philadelphia Stars hosted the Baltimore Elite Giants in the opening
game for both NNL teams. During the pregame ceremony Louis Santop, a former
 ...

The Negro Leagues Chronology

Author: Christopher Hauser

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476608482

Page: 216

View: 251

Painstakingly researched and documented, this volume is a comprehensive, year-by-year reference work giving important—yet often obscure—dates in Negro League history. From the Negro Leagues’ organized beginning in 1920 through their steep decline immediately after Jackie Robinson’s 1947 breaking of the color barrier, entries cover league meetings, noteworthy games, the commentary of columnists, and important events on and off the field. Controversies that defined the experience of black baseball organizers—such as player rights disputes, failure to adhere to league schedules and violations of league rules—are also included here.

Black Ball A Negro Leagues Journal

Prior to Volume 9, Black Ball was published as Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal. This is a back issue of that journal.

Black Ball  A Negro Leagues Journal

Author: Leslie A. Heaphy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617473

Page: 172

View: 893

BACK ISSUE Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, this peer-reviewed, annual book series offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts. Prior to Volume 9, Black Ball was published as Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal. This is a back issue of that journal.

The Baltimore Orioles

Solid pros like Bob Latshaw, Baltimore Elite Giants catcher Roy Campanella, on
right, was only 1 7 years old when he joined the team in 1939. He followed
Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers in 1948 and three times was named National
League ...

The Baltimore Orioles

Author: Ted Patterson

Publisher: Taylor Trade Pub

ISBN: 9780878338658

Page: 248

View: 435

Here is the official, team-sponsored celebration of the four decade history of the Baltimore Orioles.

Can You Name that Team

Columbus Elite Giants 1935 Nashville Elite Giants 1933 - 1934 Nashville Elite
Giants ( NSL ) 1932 Cleveland Cubs ( NNL - 1 ) 1931 Nashville Elite Giants (
NNL - 1 ) 1930 Washington Elite Giants 1936 - 1937 Baltimore Elite Giants 1938
 ...

Can You Name that Team

Author: David B. Biesel

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Page: 232

View: 336

Contains the names of more than 950 teams in 38 professional leagues, includes information on state and regional designations, and tells how the names originated

Campy

Campy played eight years in the Negro Leagues until the major leagues integrated. Ironically, he and not Jackie Robinson might have been the player to integrate baseball, as Lanctot reveals.

Campy

Author: Neil Lanctot

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451606492

Page: 528

View: 842

Neil Lanctot’s biography of Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella—filled with surprises—is the first life of the Dodger great in decades and the most authoritative ever published. Born to a father of Italian descent and an African- American mother, Campanella wanted to be a ballplayer from childhood but was barred by color from the major leagues. He dropped out of school to play professional ball with the Negro Leagues’ Washington (later Baltimore) Elite Giants, where he honed his skills under Hall of Fame catcher Biz Mackey. Campy played eight years in the Negro Leagues until the major leagues integrated. Ironically, he and not Jackie Robinson might have been the player to integrate baseball, as Lanctot reveals. An early recruit to Branch Rickey’s “Great Experiment” with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Campy became the first African-American catcher in the twentieth century in the major leagues. As Lanctot discloses, Campanella and Robinson, pioneers of integration, had a contentious relationship, largely as a result of a dispute over postseason barnstorming. Campanella was a mainstay of the great Dodger teams that consistently contended for pennants in the late 1940s and 1950s. He was a three-time MVP, an outstanding defensive catcher, and a powerful offensive threat. But on a rainy January night in 1958, all that changed. On his way home from his liquor store in Harlem, Campy lost control of his car, hit a utility pole, and was paralyzed below the neck. Lanctot reveals how Campanella’s complicated personal life (he would marry three times) played a role in the accident. Campanella would now become another sort of pioneer, learning new techniques of physical therapy under the celebrated Dr. Howard Rusk at his Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. As he gradually recovered some limited motion, Campanella inspired other athletes and physically handicapped people everywhere. Based on interviews with dozens of people who knew Roy Campanella and diligent research into contemporary sources, Campy offers a three-dimensional portrait of this gifted athlete and remarkable man whose second life after baseball would prove as illustrious and courageous as his first.

Mid Atlantic Country

The Orioles and the city of Associates , the Baltimore Development for the
Baltimore Elite Giants , Newark Baltimore and the state of Maryland have
Corporation , the Baltimore Office of Eagles , Birmingham Black Barons , and
been one of the ...

Mid Atlantic Country

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The Gwynns Falls

In 1942 , facing the hometown Baltimore Elite Giants , Day set the unbroken
Negro Leagues record by striking out eighteen . During World War II , Day served
in the segregated U.S. Army , participating in the invasion of Normandy .
Continuing ...

The Gwynns Falls

Author: W. Edward Orser

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN:

Page: 160

View: 875

From abandoned gristmills to Olmsted-inspired landscapes, the Gwynns Falls is a virtual time capsule of Baltimore s natural, social and cultural history. Stretching from the city s waterfront to its northwest uplands, this cascading stream and its valley have played a key role in the area s heritage, yet often have been treated as neglected resources. Today, the Gwynns Falls Trail provides a new opportunity to discover this natural corridor and to connect the diverse neighborhoods along its route. Step off the bike trails and footpaths with W. Edward Orser to discover the rich legacy and contemporary stories of West Baltimore s Greenway to the Chesapeake Bay."

Major Leagues

St . Louis Ravens , 1906 BALTIMORE ORIOLES ( B3 ) ( AL 1954 – present )
BALTIMORE ELITE GIANTS Standard Giants ( Nashville ) , independent , 1916 -
19 . Joined minor Negro Southern League , 1920 – 29 . Nashville Elite Giants (
NNLI ...

Major Leagues

Author: Thomas W. Brucato

Publisher: American Sports History Series

ISBN:

Page: 283

View: 972

A reference book on major league teams of various sports around the world throughout history that lists teams (by city or other location), leagues, team names, and team name origins, covering baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, indoor soccer, arena football, tennis, roller hockey, and lacrosse.

Notable Black American Men

Campanella was a first - string catcher at the age of 16 with the Baltimore Elite
Giants of the Negro National League . Ten years later , he joined the Brooklyn
Dodgers . Though he was stockily built , he played with a deadly swiftness that
added ...

Notable Black American Men

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787607630

Page: 1365

View: 844

Provides biographical information on five hundred African American men who were pioneers, entrepreneurs, artists, reformers, leaders, officials, educators, or significant figures in other fields over three centuries.

Only the Ball was White

Tells the forgotten story of Black star-quality athletes excluded from professional baseball because of the big league's color line

Only the Ball was White

Author: Robert Peterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195076370

Page: 406

View: 195

Tells the forgotten story of Black star-quality athletes excluded from professional baseball because of the big league's color line

When the Game was Black and White

BUITE GIAN Baltimore Elite Giants catchers work out at wondrous old Bugle Field
, where the outfield ran up eight feet to the fences . Bayonne Stars , Baltimore
Colored Giants , and , | fessional - league ball throughout the country . later , the ...

When the Game was Black and White

Author: Bruce Chadwick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 191

View: 214

Traces the history of the Negro baseball leagues, offers profiles of top players and their accomplishments, and shares the memories of players and fans

Out of the Shadows

Don Newcombe wrote , “ I am not under contract for my baseball services for any
future time ” and Roy Campanella denied that he was under contract with the
Baltimore Elite Giants for 1946 . 85 The owners of the Baltimore Elite Giants and
the ...

Out of the Shadows

Author: Bill Kirwin

Publisher: Bison Books

ISBN:

Page: 226

View: 300

"For nearly a decade NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture has been a leading scholarly journal of baseball history. Here, gathered for the first time, are the best essays from NINE that center on the complex and multifaceted topic of African Americans in baseball."--Page 4 of cover.

Current Biography

... Bacharach Giants to catch for that Philadelphia Negro team on a week - end
tour of the suburbs of New York City . While staying with the team at the
Woodside Hotel in New York Campanella was invited by the manager of the
Baltimore Elite ...

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Women in Baseball

60 But the owners of the Baltimore Elite Giants and the Newark Eagles felt
differently . The Baltimore Elite Giants decided to let the issue pass , but Effa
Manley acted . She wrote a number of letters to Rickey asking him to meet with
her about ...

Women in Baseball

Author: Gai Berlage

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Page: 208

View: 185

In fact, not until 1952 was there a rule barring women from being professional players.

Five Biographies

It was a great big blue and white bus with BALTIMORE ELITE GIANTS painted
along its sides . To me , and I guess to any Negro kid , the Elite Giants were like
the New York Yankees . If a colored boy had dreams of making it in the big
leagues ...

Five Biographies

Author: Jay Elihu Greene

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 687

View: 636

Sunday Coming

He first played for the New York Black Yankees in 1937 , then the Baltimore Elite
Giants in 1940 , and the Philadelphia Stars in 1942 . In all truth Barbee loved
playing everywhere and appears on rosters of the Raleigh Grays , Raleigh Tigers
 ...

 Sunday Coming

Author: Darrell J. Howard

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN:

Page: 220

View: 822

"We used to work hard, hauling pinewood logs, hay, everything. And we were ready to play that ball on Saturday and Sunday. We'd talk about that ball all through the week. I guess we made our work easy, because we were working hard and talking about playing ball"- Jim Dowell, Covesville Tigers & Astros. This work is the story of black baseball in Virginia, beginning with the 1930s, when black baseball was gaining popularity, to the 1980s, when the last few games were played. From Winchester to Tidewater, Danville to Fairfax, baseball was the most enduring form of entertainment and recreation for black communities in Virginia. For fifty years, the state's black teams played in rural pastures, cleared-out forests, city parks, and, for a fortunate few, minor league stadiums. This work re-creates this bygone era through the words of the men who played and whose spirited memories are evidence of their love of the game. Some of black baseball's most memorable teams, leagues, and personalities, such as Kelly's Allstars, the Interstate League, the Negro American Association, the Roanoke Black Cardinals, and Cool Papa Winston, to name a few, are included.