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Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902–1931
The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues

Michael E. Lomax

Cloth $65.00L    |    978-0-8156-3363-1    |    2014

Paper $34.95    |    978-0-8156-1039-7    |    2014

ebook 978-0-8156-5282-3


Winner of 2015 SABR Baseball Research Award

"Packed with facts and placed into the social and political context of the time, Michael Lomax brings the Frank Lelands and Rube Fosters to life; men who dared to defy legal discrimination by creating their own businesses, using a philosophy of cooperation to maximize revenues, and solidifying baseball in the hearts and minds of the black middle class in the process. Impeccably researched, analytical and engaging, this book is an important addition to the literature on baseball and African-American history."—Susan Rayl, State University of New York at Cortland

"As a very skilled sport historian, Lomax provides an informative and insightful analysis of black baseball entrepreneurs from 1902–1931. The structure and tenor of this volume captures the rise and fall of the Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues. Anyone wanting to take a fresh look at the inner–workings of early Negro Leagues baseball and the business acumen of black baseball owners, during their pinnacle and in their decline, should read this book."—Billy Hawkins, author of The New Plantation: Black Athletes, College Sports, and Predominantly White NCAA Institutions

  Black Baseball Entrepreneurs,

  Michael E. Lomax is associate professor of sport history in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860–1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary.

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