Bud Fowler: Baseball’s First Black Professional by Jeffrey Michael Laing

By Jeffrey Michael Laing

this is often the biography of Bud Fowler (né John Jackson), the 1st African American to play in equipped baseball, and the longest tenured on the time that the colour line used to be drawn. as well as his specialist enjoying profession, which lasted greater than 25 years, Fowler used to be a scout, organizer, proprietor, and promoter of traveling black baseball clubs—including the mythical web page Fence Giants—in the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries.
Emphasizing the social and cultural contexts for Fowler’s accomplishments off and on the baseball diamond, and his prominence in the historical past and improvement of the nationwide hobby, the textual content builds a powerful case for Fowler as one of many nice pioneering figures of the early game.

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