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The Negro leagues revisited : conversations with 66 more baseball heroes
Kelley, Brent P.
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2000]

Physical Description:
ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Continues: Voices from the Negro leagues. c1998.
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This is a followup volume to Voices form the Negro Leagues which featured interviews with 52 former Negro League players form the 1920s to 1960s. Interviewees in this volume include Bobby Robinson, Double Duty Radcliffe and Red Lindsay.

Author Notes

Brent Kelley, a veterinarian in Paris, Kentucky, is the author of numerous baseball books

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Booklist Review

Kelley, who has authored six previous baseball books, interviews 66 former Negro League players, many now in their 80s and 90s, about their game, their league, and their lives. Among the highlights are a discussion with Ted Rasberry, who was--at various times--an owner (of the Kansas City Monarchs), a player, a traveling secretary, a manager, and even the vice president of the Negro American League. Many of the men interviewed played in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s against the legends of the Negro Leagues (Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, and Willie Wells). They recall those encounters with the same reverence that today's "cup-of-coffee" players will remember their days on the field with Cal Ripken Jr. or Mark McGwire. Despite all the hardships and indignities they endured, these men make clear that they were, above all else, ballplayers. Almost to a man, they say they'd do it again. Wonderful reading for baseball fans. --Wes Lukowsky

Table of Contents

A Note on Statisticsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 The 1920s and the 1930sp. 3
William "Bobby" Robinson (1925)p. 5
Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe (1926)p. 10
William "Red" Lindsay (1931)p. 18
Andy "Pullman" Porter (1932)p. 23
Earl Wilson, Sr. (1934)p. 28
Percy Reed (1935)p. 32
Joe Burt Scott (1936)p. 36
Willie Simms (1936)p. 44
Jeff "Bo" Campbell (1937)p. 52
James "Big Train" Dudley (1937)p. 55
Byron "Mex" Johnson (1937)p. 60
John "Buck" O'Neil (1937)p. 65
Herbert Barnhill (1938)p. 70
Bernard Fernandez (1938)p. 79
Dick Powell (1938)p. 83
William "Jimmy" Barnes (1939)p. 89
Charlie Biot (1939)p. 94
Thomas "Monk" Favors (1939)p. 102
Alton King (1939)p. 105
Albert "Buster" Haywood (1940)p. 109
Clinton "Casey" Jones (1940)p. 113
Ulysses "Hickey" Redd (1940)p. 117
Tommy Sampson (1940)p. 123
Part 2 The 1940sp. 129
John Gibbons (1941)p. 131
Napoleon "Schoolboy" Gulley (1941)p. 135
Larry "Switch Player" Kimbrough (1941)p. 142
Herb "Briefcase" Simpson (1941)p. 148
Wesley Dennis (1942)p. 154
Ralph "Big Cat" Johnson (1942)p. 158
Jim "Lefty" LaMarque (1942)p. 164
Ray "Junior" Miller (1942)p. 170
Marvin "Tex" Williams (1943)p. 175
Maurice Peatros (1944)p. 181
Jim McCurine (1945)p. 188
Eli "Eddie" Williams (1945)p. 194
Jim "Zipper" Zapp (1945)p. 197
Benny "Billy" Felder (1946)p. 205
Dave Pope (1946)p. 209
Bill Powell (1946)p. 215
Marvin Price (1946)p. 222
Bob Scott (1946)p. 228
Walter "Dirk" Gibbons (1947)p. 234
John "Hoss" Ritchey (1947)p. 239
Raydell Maddix (1948)p. 242
Hank Presswood (1948)p. 249
Mickey Stubblefield (1948)p. 253
Josh Gibson, Jr. (1949)p. 256
Neale "Bobo" Henderson (1949)p. 261
Merle Porter (1949)p. 265
"Jumpin' Johnny" Wilson (1949)p. 268
Clifford Brown (1950)p. 280
Granville "Granny" Gladstone (1950)p. 283
Part 3 The 1950s and the 1960sp. 287
Gordon "Hoppy" Hopkins (1952)p. 289
Carl Long (1952)p. 303
Jim Robinson (1952)p. 309
Juan Armenteros (1953)p. 314
Mamie "Peanut" Johnson (1953)p. 316
Eddie Reed (1953)p. 320
Enrique "Ricky" Maroto (1954)p. 324
Bob "Peachhead" Mitchell (1954)p. 329
Ted Rasberry (1954)p. 336
Pedro Sierra (1954)p. 342
Jim Cobbin (1956)p. 349
Eugene "Dick" Scruggs (1956)p. 356
William "Sonny" Webb (1958)p. 360
Tommy Taylor (1959)p. 369
Bibliographyp. 377
Indexp. 379