Early Black Baseball in Minnesota: The St. Paul Gophers, Minneapolis Keystones and Other Barnstorming Teams of the Deadball Era Todd Peterson

ISBN: 9780786438167

Published: July 9th 2010

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307 pages


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Early Black Baseball in Minnesota: The St. Paul Gophers, Minneapolis Keystones and Other Barnstorming Teams of the Deadball Era  by  Todd Peterson

Early Black Baseball in Minnesota: The St. Paul Gophers, Minneapolis Keystones and Other Barnstorming Teams of the Deadball Era by Todd Peterson
July 9th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 307 pages | ISBN: 9780786438167 | 9.23 Mb

Though they played in the years before Rube Foster formed the first Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and their bitter crosstown rivals, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the talent, bench depth, and determination to rival many of those later, betterMoreThough they played in the years before Rube Foster formed the first Negro League, the St.

Paul Gophers and their bitter crosstown rivals, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the talent, bench depth, and determination to rival many of those later, better known teams. (The Gophers, in fact, beat Chicagos celebrated Leland Giants in 1909, laying claim to blackballs western championship.) Focusing on these two clubs, author Peterson lays out the early history of African American baseball in the Upper Midwest. Included are new statistics and more than 50 rarely seen photographs.



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