A Man and His Diamonds: A Story of the Great Andrew (Rube) Foster, the Outstanding Team he Owned and Managed, and the Superb League he Founded and Commissioned

New York: Vantage Press, (1980).

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Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. 186pp. Illustrated. Dark green cloth stamped in gold on spine. A fine copy in rubbed (as usual) else near fine dust jacket. This is the first book devoted to Texas-born Andrew "Rube" Foster, African-American Hall of Fame baseball player, manager, and owner of the Chicago American Giants, and organizer of the Negro National League, the first long-lasting professional league for African-American baseball players. Whitehead, the author, is an African-American educator and Negro League researcher, born in Mississippi, studied at Alcorn State and Northeastern Illinois University, and is a historian for Old Pros Unlimited ("an organization for Old-Time Athletes'"), as per the biographical information on dust jacket. Inscribed by the author: "To James Maywar(?) from Charles E. Whitehead July 19, 1986." The book was signed at a Chicago meeting of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). Scarce.

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Item #527690 A Man and His Diamonds: A Story of the Great Andrew (Rube) Foster, the Outstanding Team he Owned and Managed, and the Superb League he Founded and Commissioned. Charles E. WHITEHEAD.
A Man and His Diamonds: A Story of the Great Andrew (Rube) Foster, the Outstanding Team he Owned and Managed, and the Superb League he Founded and Commissioned