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October 22, 2018


Tony Kissel

Another important find for black baseball. The Cuban Giants reportedly had cabinet cards done one season down in Florida. Selden was quite a pitcher as was Billy Whyte. I have worked with Larry Lester and Wayne Stivers over the years to compile the stats of these ballplayers. Hopefully we will eventually obtain most of their career totals.

Gary Ashwill

Interesting question. I don't think there have been any recent overviews that take into account the flood of new research in the past 10 or 15 years. There are lots of good books on specific topics, but not on black baseball history as a whole. The closest might be Larry Hogan's Shades of Glory, which I think is 10-12 years old. (It came out of the Hall of Fame study.) The best one-volume introduction, IMO, is probably still Robert Peterson's Only the Ball Was White. But maybe others out there will have their own recommendations?

Caleb Hardwick

Off topic -- I'm looking for a book with an overview of black baseball history. Is there one you would recommend? Or maybe one on early black baseball and another for the post-1920 era?


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