The California Winter League: Americas First Integrated Professional Baseball League


This is the first complete history of the California Winter League from its murky beginnings around 1912 to its golden years in the twenties and thirties to its demise in the mid-1940s. It provides an overview of the local amateur ball clubs evolution into the semi-professional league, detailed summaries for the official seasons of 1920 through 1947, and accounts of the exciting pennant races between the Negro League teams and the white professional teams.

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