Oscar Charleston

See Dusty Ballard, “Stars May 'Shine' under Charleston,” Philadelphia Tribune, January 24, 1948, 11; Cash and Hunter, Thou Shalt Not Steal, 89–90. 8. Dusty Ballard, “Oscar Charleston Signed to Manage Stars for 1948 Season,” Philadelphia ...

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Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496224965

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The biography of Oscar Charleston, a Negro Leagues legend and one of baseball's greatest and most unjustifiably overlooked players.
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Indianapolis Monthly

BY RYAN WHIRTY On Oct. 5, 1954, nine days shy of his 58th birthday, Indianapolis native Oscar Charleston passed away ... But for The Indianapolis Recorder, the city's African- American weekly, Charleston's demise couldn't have been more ...

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.
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African American Sports Greats

OSCAR CHARLESTON (October 12, 1 896-October 5, 1954) Baseball Oscar Charleston was named in 1976 to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the second Negro League African American selected following Josh Gibson. Charleston was often ...

Author: David L. Porter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313289873

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Presents personal and professional profiles of over one hundred sixty African American athletes representing eleven sports
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The Indianapolis ABCs

Charleston homered in his first-ever ABC game against a crew of white semi-pros, minor leaguers, and former big leaguers who called themselves the “All-Leaguers”; the ABCs went on to win by a ¡4–3 score.3 Even as a rookie, Oscar ...

Author: Paul Debono

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476607573

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The Indianapolis ABCs were formed around the turn of the century, playing company teams from around the city; they soon played other teams in Indiana, including some white teams. Their emergence coincided with the remarkable growth of black baseball, and by 1916 the ABCs won their first major championship. When the Negro National League was formed in 1920, Indianapolis was one of its charter members. But player raids by the Eastern Colored League, formed in 1923, hurt the ABCs and by the Depression the team was fading into oblivion. The team was briefly resurrected as a Negro league team in the late 1930s, but was otherwise relegated to the semiprofessional ranks until its demise in the 1940s. Through contemporary newspaper accounts, extensive research and interviews with the few former ABC players still living, this is the story of the Indianapolis team and the rise of Negro League baseball. The work includes a roster of ABC players, with short biographies of the most prominent.
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The Negro Leagues 1869 1960

Charleston, Oscar Brennan, Gerald E. “Charleston, Oscar McKinley” in Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, Baseball, David L. Porter, ed., Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000, 250–252. Clark, Dick. “Charleston No.

Author: Leslie A. Heaphy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603056

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At his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, former Negro League player Buck Leonard said, “Now, we in the Negro Leagues felt like we were contributing something to baseball, too, when we were playing.... We loved the game.... But we thought that we should have and could have made the major leagues.” The Negro Leagues had some of the best talent in baseball but from their earliest days the players were segregated from those leagues that received all the recognition. This history of the Negro Leagues begins with the second half of the 19th century and the early attempts by African American players to be allowed to play with white teammates, and progresses through the “Gentleman’s Agreement” in the 1890s which kept baseball segregated. The establishment of the first successful Negro League in 1920 is covered and various aspects of the game for the players discussed (lodgings, travel accommodations, families, difficulties because of race, off-season jobs, play and life in Latin America). In 1960, the Birmingham Black Barons went out of business and took the Negro Leagues with them. There are many stories of individual players, owners, umpires, and others involved with the Negro Leagues in the U.S. and Latin America, along with photos, appendices, notes, bibliography and index.
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Indianapolis Monthly

BY RYAN WHIRTY On Oct. 5, 1954, nine days shy of his 58th birthday, Indianapolis native Oscar Charleston passed away ... But for The Indianapolis Recorder, the city's African- American weekly, Charleston's demise couldn't have been more ...

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Indianapolis Monthly is the Circle City’s essential chronicle and guide, an indispensable authority on what’s new and what’s news. Through coverage of politics, crime, dining, style, business, sports, and arts and entertainment, each issue offers compelling narrative stories and lively, urbane coverage of Indy’s cultural landscape.
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The Tour to End All Tours

Most notable of the Manila League players promenading around the ballpark was Oscar Charleston . A future Hall of Famer , Oscar Charleston was just seventeen years old . A former batboy for his hometown Indianapolis ABC's , Charleston ...

Author: James E. Elfers

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803267487

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During the winter of 1913 and the spring of 1914 the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox took a trip around the world. Organized by crusty John McGraw of the Giants and the White Sox's Charles Comiskey, it was a trip of epic proportions-a tour to end all tours recreated here in all its monumental sweep and comical detail. This book follows the two teams, whose members include Christy Mathewson, Jim Thorpe, and half a dozen other future Hall-of-Famers, as they barnstorm across the United States and sail the seas to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, finishing with a game before twenty thousand fans and King George V. Along the way, baseball's envoys meet such dignitaries as Pope Pius X, tea magnate Thomas Lipton, and the last khedive of Egypt. They play the tables of Monaco, survive a near-shipwreck, and cram a lifetime's worth of adventures into six months. Their story, told here for the first time, gives readers a glimpse into baseball history and the innocence and spirit of a long-gone era. James E. Elfers is a library analyst at the University of Delaware.
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African American History Day by Day A Reference Guide to Events

Although I only saw him play that one time back in 1936, from what everybody told us the best outfielder ever was Oscar Charleston. All-around. Field, run, throw, hit, Oscar could do it all. He managed for a long time and for several ...

Author: Karen Juanita Carrillo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598843613

Category: Social Science

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The proof of any group's importance to history is in the detail, a fact made plain by this informative book's day-by-day documentation of the impact of African Americans on life in the United States. • More than 365 chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about African Americans • An introduction that overviews the importance of African American history in a day-by-day approach • A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage • Primary source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events
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Voices from the Great Black Baseball Leagues

Batting Average Dick Lundy Dick Lundy Pop Lloyd Biz Mackey Pop Lloyd Oscar Charleston Highpockets Hudspeth Chino Smith Pop Lloyd Chino Smith John Beckwith Oscar Charleston Vic Harris Oscar Charleston Ray Dandridge Turkey Stearnes Lazaro ...

Author: John B. Holway

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486136479

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The foremost historian of the "blackball" era spent nearly 10 years researching this acclaimed oral history, interviewing 17 outstanding players including Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, and Willie Wells. Over 80 vintage photographs.
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Barnstorming to Heaven

These were but a few of the feats which made Charleston the talk of Eastern Negro League as well as Havana Cuban circuits. Greatly in demand because of his scientific knowledge of the game . . . Oscar was later summoned to Hilldale, ...

Author: Alan J. Pollock

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817357221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The Indianapolis Clowns were a black touring baseball team that featured an entertaining mix of comedy, showmanship, and skill. Sometimes referred to as the Harlem Globetrotters of baseball—though many of the Globetrotters' routines were borrowed directly from the Clowns—they captured the affection of Americans of all ethnicities and classes.
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