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Table Of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PREFACE
LIFT EVERY BAT AND SWING
BETTER DAYS
MUTINY FOR FREEDOM’S SAKE
INSTANT WINNERS
MOORE FOR YOUR MONEY
CALLING ALL STARS
NATIONAL CELEBRITIES
LET’S ORGANIZE
STANDING ON THE PROMISE
A “PAYNE-FULL” WAY TO WIN
TWO LEGS FOR THE TITLE
AN AMAZING RACE
YOU CHEATIN’ CUBS
DIVIDE AND CONQUER
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Andrew ''Rube'' Foster, A Harvest on Freedom's Fields

Andrew ''Rube'' Foster, A Harvest on Freedom's Fields

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From the bestselling author of the Negro Baseball Leagues, A Photographic History, 1867-1955, isthe defi nitive biography on the career of an outstanding baseball pitcher, manager and President ofthe Negro National League. Andrew “Rube” Foster, is in a class all to himself as an architect of race relations and social progress inAmerican baseball. His most lasting legacy was the founding of the Negro National League in 1920,which provided opportunities for an entire generation of African-American athletes. Although therewere few opportunities when he was in his youth, Foster, the son of a former slave, sought success onbaseball fi elds throughout the South with the Waco Yellow Jackets of Texas. Leaving Texas, in 1902he arrived in Chicago where two African-American men, Frank C. Leland and William S. Peters, hadalready achieved some of the things Foster had dreamed of doing himself. They were operating theirown teams, hiring talented players and turning a profi t on their labor. But Foster did not performwell in Chicago, his greatest success as a pitcher was achieved in the East during the summers of1903 to 1906. Although revered as a stern task master, Foster had great charisma with players and fans. In 1907 hereturned to Chicago, this time as manager of Frank C. Leland’s team, the Chicago Leland Giants.Having won many historic victories Chicago’s Leland Giants symbolized economic equality, inspiredsocial change and provoked African-American pride. Based on twenty years of research, Andrew “Rube” Foster, A Harvest on Freedom’s Fields, is aninspiring story of an enduring fi gure and the many individuals who inspired his success on baseballfi elds nation wide.
From the bestselling author of the Negro Baseball Leagues, A Photographic History, 1867-1955, isthe defi nitive biography on the career of an outstanding baseball pitcher, manager and President ofthe Negro National League. Andrew “Rube” Foster, is in a class all to himself as an architect of race relations and social progress inAmerican baseball. His most lasting legacy was the founding of the Negro National League in 1920,which provided opportunities for an entire generation of African-American athletes. Although therewere few opportunities when he was in his youth, Foster, the son of a former slave, sought success onbaseball fi elds throughout the South with the Waco Yellow Jackets of Texas. Leaving Texas, in 1902he arrived in Chicago where two African-American men, Frank C. Leland and William S. Peters, hadalready achieved some of the things Foster had dreamed of doing himself. They were operating theirown teams, hiring talented players and turning a profi t on their labor. But Foster did not performwell in Chicago, his greatest success as a pitcher was achieved in the East during the summers of1903 to 1906. Although revered as a stern task master, Foster had great charisma with players and fans. In 1907 hereturned to Chicago, this time as manager of Frank C. Leland’s team, the Chicago Leland Giants.Having won many historic victories Chicago’s Leland Giants symbolized economic equality, inspiredsocial change and provoked African-American pride. Based on twenty years of research, Andrew “Rube” Foster, A Harvest on Freedom’s Fields, is aninspiring story of an enduring fi gure and the many individuals who inspired his success on baseballfi elds nation wide.

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