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A fascinating and unique look at the origins of Negro League Baseball, written by one of its brightest stars. Much of what is known of these players and teams and championships comes from this work. Sol White, “King Solomon,” introduces his work this way: “I have endeavored to follow the mutations of colored base ball, as accurately as possible, from the organization of th A fascinating and unique look at the origins of Negro League Baseball, written by one of its brightest stars. Much of what is known of these players and teams and championships comes from this work. Sol White, “King Solomon,” introduces his work this way: “I have endeavored to follow the mutations of colored base ball, as accurately as possible, from the organization of the first colored team, in 1885, to the present time [1907]…” and concludes his guide with an assertion, proven to be true 40 years later, with the arrival of Jackie Robinson” “For the players of today, with the same prospects for a future as the white players there would be a score or more of colored ballplayers cavorting around the American League or National League diamonds at the present time.” First eBook edition, with a detailed introduction about White and times during which he played and managed, as well as a "Who's Who" of the Sol White Guide, 14 pages of biographies of all the players discussed in the guide, including their career highlights and the lives after baseball.


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A fascinating and unique look at the origins of Negro League Baseball, written by one of its brightest stars. Much of what is known of these players and teams and championships comes from this work. Sol White, “King Solomon,” introduces his work this way: “I have endeavored to follow the mutations of colored base ball, as accurately as possible, from the organization of th A fascinating and unique look at the origins of Negro League Baseball, written by one of its brightest stars. Much of what is known of these players and teams and championships comes from this work. Sol White, “King Solomon,” introduces his work this way: “I have endeavored to follow the mutations of colored base ball, as accurately as possible, from the organization of the first colored team, in 1885, to the present time [1907]…” and concludes his guide with an assertion, proven to be true 40 years later, with the arrival of Jackie Robinson” “For the players of today, with the same prospects for a future as the white players there would be a score or more of colored ballplayers cavorting around the American League or National League diamonds at the present time.” First eBook edition, with a detailed introduction about White and times during which he played and managed, as well as a "Who's Who" of the Sol White Guide, 14 pages of biographies of all the players discussed in the guide, including their career highlights and the lives after baseball.

40 review for Sol White's Official Base Ball Guide (Summer Game Books Baseball Classics)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    Originally written in 1906, this a fascinating account of black baseball back then. Very interesting to read what one of its own thought of baseball (and society) around the turn of the 20th Century. The addendum at the end by Gary Ashwill is an excellent addition as well.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Danny Knobler

    Fascinating look into the early years of "colored baseball," written at the time by one of the top players. Fascinating look into the early years of "colored baseball," written at the time by one of the top players.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kent

    The only known document about early African American Negro League Baseball

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