In 1924, after the Hilldale Giants captured the league crown in the new Eastern Colored League and the Kansas City Monarchs won out in the four-year-old Negro National League, the two teams met in a best-of-nine series for the world championship. But a 13-inning tie in Game 4 and alternating wins throughout would force a tenth and deciding game, making it the longest World Series--black or white--...
Paperback: 261 pages
Publisher: McFarland; Reprint edition (July 8, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 4556702
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This book contains an incredible wealth of information on the first Colored World Series. Lester obviously did alot of painstaking, original research and the photos alone are worth the price of admission. That being said, the book could have used t...
rn era. This heavily illustrated volume provides a comprehensive account of the first championship series played between teams from two all-black professional leagues. It provides commentary, records, and full statistics for each club's regular season performance, along with biographical profiles of the players. Coverage also includes position-by-position comparisons of the Series combatants; a breakdown of the attendance, gate receipts, and team shares; game-by-game summaries; comments from the players; and complete statistics--including pitcher-batter matchups--for both teams.