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The formation, rise, and ultimate decline of Negro League baseball in the United States :

The formation, rise, and ultimate decline of Negro League baseball in the United States Andrew Hoing

Why Negro League Baseball?:

Why Negro League Baseball? Everyone knows Jackie Robinson What about everyone else? Forgotten era of baseball

Evolution of the Negro Leagues:

Evolution of the Negro Leagues 1884: Moses “Fleetwood” Walker becomes first African American to play on major league baseball team 1890: gentlemen’s agreement bars blacks from baseball 1920: Rube Foster founds Negro National League 1946: Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier 1949:Negro National League disbands


Keywords Negro League Baseball National Negro League Rube Foster black baseball history of baseball color ban Jackie Robinson Negro American League


Implications Bring attention to largely forgotten era What would baseball be today without Negro Leagues?

Preliminary References:

Preliminary References Canale , L. (2000). The Negro Leagues. Footsteps , 2(2), 2. Retrieved from EBSCO host . Chadwick, B. (1992). When the game was black and white: The illustrated history of the Negro Leagues (1st ed.). New York: Abbeville Press. Kirwin , B. (2005). Out of the shadows: African American baseball from the Cuban Giants to Jackie Robinson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Lanctot , N. (1994). Fair dealing and clean playing: The Hilldale Club and the development of black professional baseball, 1910-1932. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. Lanctot , N. (2004). Negro League baseball: The rise and ruin of a black institution. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press. Mathewson, A. (1998). Major League Baseball's monopoly power and the Negro Leagues. American Business Law Journal , 35(2), 291. Retrieved from EBSCO host . Rogosin , D. (1983). Invisible men: Life in baseball's Negro Leagues (1st ed.). New York: Atheneum . Rubinstein, W. D. (2003). Jackie Robinson and the integration of Major League Baseball. History Today , 53(9), 20. Retrieved from EBSCO host . White, S., Malloy, J., & White, S. (1995). Sol white's history of colored base ball, with other documents on the early black game, 1886-1936. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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