Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago

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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 ...

Shadow Ball: A Novel of Baseball and Chicago 2001, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786409815

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