Barnstorming to Heaven

Barnstorming to Heaven

Syd Pollock and His Great Black Teams

eBook - 2012
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A rare insider's perspective on baseball's great barnstorming age. 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. Alan Pollock's father, Syd, owned the Clowns, as well as a series of black barnstorming teams that crisscrossed the country from the late 1920s until the mid-1960s. They played every.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780817386337
Characteristics: 1 online resource (407 pages)
Additional Contributors: Riley, James A.


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