Outlaw Ballplayers

You asked me what I thought made all those mill men and such put all that time and money into that outlaw league. ... he tried to make a weaver out of me—that is, a real weaver, you know, making cloth, not a Concord Weavers ballplayer.

Outlaw Ballplayers

The players of the independent Carolina League were outlaws. A diverse lot that included preachers and ex-cons, with many former and future Major Leaguers, they played ball during the desperate years of the Great Depression, when half of organized professional baseball’s minor leagues went broke and ceased operations. Despite the number of defaulting leagues and teams, the players were held to their prior contracts, and many found themselves unemployed, unable to play without violating the reserve clause that bound them to their previous club. The threat of being blackballed by organized baseball notwithstanding, hundreds of players went to bat for the independent Carolina League, and their stories offer unique glimpses into the pastime’s—and America’s—most difficult years. This follow-up to the immensely popular and award-winning The Independent Carolina Baseball League, 1936–1938 (McFarland, 1999) takes the story of outlaw baseball into extra innings, offering a wealth of previously unpublished interviews with the key players and personnel associated with the league. With outstanding coverage of nearly 20 players, including the notorious Edwin Collins “Alabama” Pitts and well-known Lawrence Columbus “Crash” Davis, this book also offers the unique perspectives of umpires, journalists and players’ wives. Appendices include a Pitts family history, the Kannapolis Towelers team record book, player records, and the history of the Carolina Victory League.

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City

Utley, Peeler, and Peeler, Outlaw Ballplayers, 188. 4. Associated Press, “Benson Pleases Connie.” 5. International News Service, “Cards Sign Bonus Star.” 6. Van Hyning, The Santurce Crabbers, 87. 7. Associated Press, “Keane of Cards to ...

Drama and Pride in the Gateway City

By 1964 the storied St. Louis Cardinals had gone seventeen years without so much as a pennant. Things began to turn around in 1953, when August A. Busch Jr. bought the team and famously asked where all the black players were. Under the leadership of men like Bing Devine and Johnny Keane, the Cardinals began signing talented players regardless of color, and slowly their star started to rise again. Drama and Pride in the Gateway City commemorates the team that Bing Devine built, the 1964 team that prevailed in one of the tightest three-way pennant races of all time and then went on to win the World Series, beating the New York Yankees in the full seven games. All the men come alive in these pages--pitchers Ray Sadecki and Bob Gibson, players Lou Brock, Curt Flood, and Bobby Shantz, manager Johnny Keane, his coaches, the Cardinals' broadcasters, and Bill White, who would one day run the entire National League--along with the dramatic events that made the 1964 Cardinals such a memorable club in a memorable year.

SOB Southwestern Outlaw Baseball

Lynn E. Bevill, Outlaw Baseball Players in the Copper League: 19251927, http://www.bevillsadvocate.org/histweb/CHAPTER%20I.html 10. OUTLAWSMOVE SOUTH 1. Tom Denehy,SportsIllustrated,“HighStakesatNoon Turned a Baseball Park Into a ...

SOB  Southwestern Outlaw Baseball

"You've certainly heard of the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, "Shoeless Joe" and the other "outlaws," but do their stories end in a Windy City courtroom? When banished from baseball, an "outlaw" had two options: hang up the cleats, or find an outlaw league roster spot. SOUTHWESTERN OUTLAW BASEBALL is a meandering enumeration of baseball's westward expansion with some skillfully-placed geographical and historical tidbits, concluding with the collapse of the outlaw Copper League in 1927. From "Bean Town" to Bisbee and points in between, SOUTHWESTERN OUTLAW BASEBALL paints a poetic picture of some disgraced athletes who weren't quite ready to put their flannels in mothballs."

Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars

See , I was one of those outlaw ballplayers . Didn't have no home to go to . I had to make myself that way because , playing ball , you can't be buddies . One day in 1925 Rube Roster came down to Birmingham and put me in ...

Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars

In Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars, Richard Bak documents the extraordinary history of Detroit's first and foremost black professional baseball team.

Who s on First

the founders and newly elected head of the “outlaw” players' union (Association of National League Ballplayers), eventually played an important role in organizing the new ill-fated league (the Liga Nacional housed in La Tropical for the ...

Who s on First

This is a book about baseball’s true “replacement players.” During the four seasons the U.S. was at war in World War II (1942-1945), 533 players made their major-league debuts. There were 67 first-time major leaguers under the age of 21 (Joe Nuxhall the youngest at 15 in 1944). More than 60 percent of the players in the 1941 Opening Day lineups departed for the service. The 1944 Dodgers had only Dixie Walker and Mickey Owen as the two regulars from their 1941 pennant-winning team. The owners brought in not only first-timers but also many oldsters. Hod Lisenbee pitched 80 innings for the Reds in 1945 at the age of 46. He had last pitched in the major leagues in 1936. War veteran and former POW Bert Shepard, with an artificial leg, pitched in one game for the 1945 Senators, and one-armed outfielder Pete Gray played for the St. Louis Browns. The war years featured firsts and lasts. The St. Louis Browns won their first (and last) pennant in 1944 — a feat made more amazing by the fact that they had not finished in the first division since 1929. The 1944 team featured 13 players classified as 4-F. The Chicago Cubs appeared in the 1945 World Series but have not made it back since. Some 53 members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) have contributed to this volume. We invite you to sit back and relax as you learn Who's on First? Includes contributions by: Alan Cohen, Ashlie Christian And Armand Peterson, Bill Nowlin, Bob Brady, Bob Lemoine, Bob Mayer, Bob Webster, Charles Faber, Charlie Weatherby, Chris Rainey, Cort Vitty, David Finoli, David M. Jordan, David Raglin And Barb Mantegani, David W. Pugh, Don Zminda, Duke Goldman, Greg Erion, Gregg Omoth, Gregory H. Wolf, J. G. Preston, James D. Smith, Iii, Jay Hurd, Jeff Marlett, Jeff Obermeyer, Jim Sweetman, Joanne Hulbert, John Shannahan, Leslie Heaphy, Lyle Spatz, Marc Lancaster, Marc Z Aaron, Mark S. Sternman, Mel Marmer, Merrie A. Fidler, Michael Huber, Michael Huber And Rachel Hamelers, Mike Mcclary, Peter C. Bjarkman, Rex Hamann, Rich Bogovich, Richard Cuicchi, Richard Moraski, Rory Costello And Lou Hernández, Seamus Kearney, Sidney Davis, Steve Smith, Thomas Ayers, Tom Hawthorn, Walter Leconte Table of Contents: Introduction MARC Z AARON The Business of Baseball During World War II JEFF OBERMEYER “But Where is Pearl Harbor?” Baseball and the Day the World Changed, December 7, 1941 BOB LEMOINE The Tri-Cornered War Bond Baseball Game MICHAEL HUBER AND RACHEL HAMELERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston Braves How the Boston Braves Survived the War But Lost the Battle for Boston BOB BRADY Ben Cardoni BY MARK S. STERNMAN Buck Etchison BY ALAN COHEN Butch Nieman BY SIDNEY DAVIS Mystery Member of the ‘45 Braves BOB BRADY Brooklyn Dodgers The Brooklyn Dodgers in Wartime MICHAEL HUBER John “Fats” D’Antonio RICHARD CUICCHI Bill Hart BOB LEMOINE Lee Pfund BOB WEBSTER Chicago Cubs The Cubs in Wartime THOMAS AYERS Jorge Comellas RICH BOGOVICH Billy Holm BILL NOWLIN Walter Signer GREGORY H. WOLF Cincinnati Reds The Cincinnati Reds During World War II JAY HURD Tomás de la Cruz PETER C. BJARKMAN Buck Fausett J. G. PRESTON Dick Sipek CHARLES FABER New York Giants The New York Giants in Wartime BOB MAYER Al Gardella CHARLIE WEATHERBY Frank Seward JEFF MARLETT Roy Zimmerman JOANNE HULBERT Philadelphia Phillies The Phillies in Wartime SEAMUS KEARNEY Chet Covington STEVE SMITH Hilly Flitcraft JIM SWEETMAN Lee Riley MEL MARMER Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates in Wartime DAVID FINOLI Xavier Rescigno DAVID FINOLI Len Gilmore DAVID FINOLI Frankie Zak DAVID FINOLI St. Louis Cardinals The Cardinals in Wartime GREGORY H. WOLF Jack Creel GREGORY H. WOLF Gene Crumling GREGORY H. WOLF Bob Keely GREGORY H. WOLF AMERICAN LEAGUE Boston Red Sox The Red Sox in Wartime BILL NOWLIN Otey Clark BILL NOWLIN Ty LaForest BILL NOWLIN Stan Partenheimer JOHN SHANNAHAN The Frostbite League: Spring Training 1943 - 1945 BILL NOWLIN The 1944 Red Sox: What Could Have Been DUKE GOLDMAN Chicago White Sox The White Sox in Wartime DON ZMINDA Vince Castino DAVID RAGLIN AND BARB MANTEGANI Guy Curtright DON ZMINDA Floyd Speer REX HAMANN Cleveland Indians World War II and the Cleveland Indians DAVID W. PUGH Otto Denning CHRIS RAINEY Jim McDonnell ASHLIE CHRISTIAN AND ARMAND PETERSON Mickey Rocco GREGG OMOTH Detroit Tigers The Tigers in Wartime MIKE MCCLARY Chuck Hostetler MARC LANCASTER Bobby Maier MARC LANCASTER Charlie Metro TOM HAWTHORN New York Yankees The Yankees in Wartime MARC Z AARON Joe Buzas MARC Z AARON Mike Garbark MARC Z AARON Bud Metheny MARC Z AARON Philadelphia Athletics The Wartime Philadelphia Athletics DAVID M. JORDAN Orie Arntzen GREGORY H. WOLF Jim Tyack ALAN COHEN Woody Wheaton ALAN COHEN St. Louis Browns The St. Louis Browns in World War II GREG ERION Milt Byrnes GREG ERION Charley Fuchs GREG ERION Pete Gray MEL MARMER Washington Senators The Washington Senators in Wartime RICHARD MORASKI Ed Butka CORT VITTY Jug Thesenga BOB LEMOINE Tony Zardón RORY COSTELLO AND LOU HERNÁNDEZ Senators Who Died in Combat RICHARD MORASKI OTHER ESSAYS The All-Star Games in the War Years LYLE SPATZ Wartime Baseball: Minor Leagues, Major Changes (San Diego to Buffalo) JAMES D. SMITH, III Impact of WWII on the Negro Leagues LESLIE HEAPHY Baseball’s Women on the Field During WWII MERRIE A. FIDLER In-season Exhibition Games During Wartime WALTER LECONTE The Double Victory Campaign and the Campaign to Integrate Baseball DUKE GOLDMAN

The Easter Monday Baseball Game

Hank Utley introduced me to the story of the Easter Monday base— ball classic six years ago when we were working on the manuscript later published as Outlaw Ballplayers (McFarland 2006). He had just donated his research papers on the ...

The Easter Monday Baseball Game

The fifty-eight year Easter Monday baseball rivalry between North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University had a traditional fraternity celebration known as the PIKA Ball, held on the N.C. State campus, that followed it on Monday evening. Told from the viewpoint of sports journalists, players, fans, and PIKA members, the narrative reveals the excitement and developing strategies as the contest traverses several baseball eras. At the height of its popularity, the game drew astonishingly large crowds of spectators, many of whom were absentee government workers, providing the impetus for the North Carolina State Legislature to declare Easter Monday to be a state holiday.

The Baseball Trust

R. G. Utley and Tim Peeler, Outlaw Ballplayers: Interviews and Profiles from the Independent Carolina Baseball League (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2006), 64–65; Bobby Hipps to George Trautman, n.d. (handwritten notation on George ...

The Baseball Trust

The Baseball Trust is about the origins and persistence of baseball's strange exemption from antitrust law. Told through a frequently riveting and always entertaining history of America's pastime, author Stuart Banner emphasizes the strategies baseball has used to achieve a protected legal status enjoyed by no other industry in America.

Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States

When the Cuban League banned Luque from managing and playing in the ¡948–49 season, because he had participated in Jorge Pasquel's outlaw Mexican League, González hired him as a coach. In ¡955, when Luque was fired as the manager of the ...

Early Latino Ballplayers in the United States

From 1900 through the 1940s Latino baseball players suffered discrimination, poor accommodations, low pay and homesickness to play a game they loved. Those who were both talented and light-skinned enough to make it to the majors were mocked for being foreign. Those in the Negro Leagues were, like African American ballplayers, segregated and largely ignored by the public and major league scouts. Building on the work of researchers who focused on the seasons and careers of these pioneer athletes, Nick Wilson draws on primary documents and interviews to round out our knowledge of the players as people. José Méndez, Miguel González, Luis Tiant, Sr., Martín Dihigo, Rodolfo Fernández, Roberto Ortiz, Cristóbal Torriente, Hiram Bithorn and Pedro “Preston” Gómez are only a few examples of the players included here. Appendices on “Americans Who Positively Influenced Latin Migration” and “Latinos and the Washington Senators Spring Training Camps, 1939–1942” are included, along with 26 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index.

Black Baseball s National Showcase

If they fail to report to their clubs by Saturday , May 15 , they will be barred from organized baseball for one year and fined . Furthermore no league club will play in any park where outlaw ball players appear .

Black Baseball s National Showcase

A lively illustrated introduction to the Negro League equivalent of the All-Star Game discusses the history of the games, as well as the colorful cast of promoters, gamblers, and hucksters who made it happen. Original.

The New Paltz Outlaws

For the first time no Ouflaw would grace P8<Gs that night, each Outlaw went straight home, or in Weasel's case the ... we've already won, I've been waiting my whole life for that feeling a ballplayer gets when you step out onto the ...

The New Paltz Outlaws

Lance Bangor, an incredibly talented but troubled pitcher, catches the eye of the New York Yankees and is sent to play for the most notorious minor league team in baseball, The New Paltz Outlaws. The Outlaws are a team full of talented but disturbed baseball players, from the first baseman with split personalities (one plays for the Negro Leagues, the other is an aspiring musician), a trio of Canadian criminals under town arrest, a barefooted outfielder that lives amongst animals in the forest, etc. When the present leader is taken off to jail, Lance becomes the new leader of the Outlaws and takes them to new heights of popularity and debauchery. Eventually becoming too big for the small town, Lance joins the New York Yankees but folds under big league pressure and finds himself banned from the game for life. Too embarrassed to return to New Paltz, Lance travels from the Caribbean to Hollywood and goes through a variety of professions from being a stuntman for an egotistical soap opera star to hitting rock bottom and becoming an exotic dancer and actor in amateur adult films. It's a story of one man who had to lose everything he ever wanted to get everything he ever needed.

Library Journal

Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Blackout

ican organized baseball “ a slave market ” because its reserve clause bound ballplayers to their teams . ... Commissioner Chandler condemned the Mexican League as an " outlaw ” league and vowed he would punish any ballplayer who tried ...

Blackout

Chronicles the story of Jackie Robinson's first spring training during 1946, a time when America was struggling with racism and segregation, as well as with the impact of the Second World War, documenting the player's ordeal on and off the field, the reaction of the black and white communities, the influence of the press, and Robinson's own determination and anxieties.

Choice

... POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES TOUS SESAKT FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBERS An Introduction to the Major Systems of Thought in the 21st Century Folktales Retold Cracking the Hard - Boiled Detective McFarland OUTLAW BALLPLAYERS yf Critical Overview of ...

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Hearings

All ballplayers were supposed to revert back to the clubs that they had left , but I do not think that the reason Ehmke ... Do you remember there were two leagues down there , the so - called “ Outlaw Winter League , ” and the “ Cuban ...

Hearings


Newsweek

These days , Sonnywho testified in a Senate subcommittee who once said he became a M hearing that the outlaw bikers had a ... Bouton : Ballplayers ' lament > NI ohan Elbers $ 773H ANGELS Syrah ANGELS UNITED MC MC ins STATES WORLD former ...

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Study of Monopoly Power

All ballplayers were supposed to revert back to the clubs that they had left , but I do ... Do you remember there were two leagues down there , the so - called " Outlaw Winter League , " and the “ Cuban Baseball Federation , ” which was ...

Study of Monopoly Power


Study of Monopoly Power

All ballplayers were supposed to revert back to the clubs that they ... Do you remember there were two leagues down there , the so - called “ Outlaw Winter League , ” and the “ Cuban Baseball Federation , ” which was the so - called ...

Study of Monopoly Power

Committee Serial No. 1. Focuses on legislation on antitrust law statute of limitations and U.S. recovery of damages in antitrust suits; Considers legislation to revise price discrimination good faith defense provisions. Focuses on distribution costs and nature of good faith price competition; Considers legislation to exempt baseball and other sports from antitrust law provisions.

Study of Monopoly Power

All ballplayers were supposed to revert back to the clubs that they ... Do you remember there were two leagues down there , the so - called " Outlaw Winter League , " and the “ Cuban Baseball Federation , " which was the so - called ...

Study of Monopoly Power

Committee Serial No. 1. Focuses on legislation on antitrust law statute of limitations and U.S. recovery of damages in antitrust suits; Considers legislation to revise price discrimination good faith defense provisions. Focuses on distribution costs and nature of good faith price competition; Considers legislation to exempt baseball and other sports from antitrust law provisions.

Indiana Born Major League Baseball Players

New York: Doubleday, 2009. Van Blair, Rick. Dugout to Foxhole: Interviews With Baseball Players Whose Careers Were Affected by World War Two. ... The Federal League of Base Ball Clubs: The History of an Outlaw Major League, 1914–1915.

Indiana Born Major League Baseball Players

Indiana boasts a rich baseball tradition, with 10 native sons enshrined in Cooperstown. This biographical dictionary provides a close look at the lives of all 364 Hoosier big leaguers, who include New York City's first baseball superstar; the first rookie pitcher to win three games in a World Series; the man who caught most of Cy Young's record 511 career wins; one of the game's first star relievers; the player who held the record for consecutive games played before Lou Gehrig; an obscure infielder mentioned in Charles Schulz's Peanuts comic strip; baseball's only one-legged pitcher; Indiana's first Mr. Basketball, who became one of baseball's greatest pinch-hitters; the first African American to play for the Cincinnati Reds; the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in the World Series; the skipper of the 1969 "Miracle Mets"; the pitcher for whom a ground-breaking surgical procedure is named; and the only two men to have played in both the World Series and the Final Four of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.