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The Resource Biz Mackey, a giant behind the plate : the story of the Negro league star and Hall of Fame catcher, Rich Westcott ; forewords by Monte Irvin and Ray C. Mackey III

Biz Mackey, a giant behind the plate : the story of the Negro league star and Hall of Fame catcher, Rich Westcott ; forewords by Monte Irvin and Ray C. Mackey III

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Biz Mackey, a giant behind the plate : the story of the Negro league star and Hall of Fame catcher
Title
Biz Mackey, a giant behind the plate
Title remainder
the story of the Negro league star and Hall of Fame catcher
Statement of responsibility
Rich Westcott ; forewords by Monte Irvin and Ray C. Mackey III
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""The best all-around catcher in black baseball history"--Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead Grays National Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh "Biz" Mackey's professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average and later worked as a manager of the Newark Eagles and the Baltimore Elite Giants. Using archival materials and interviews with former Negro League players, baseball historian Rich Westcott chronicles the catcher's life and remarkable career in Biz Mackey, a Giant Behind the Plate, as well as providing an in-depth look at Philadelphia Negro League history. Westcott traces Mackey's childhood in Texas as the son of sharecroppers to his success on the baseball diamond where he displayed extraordinary defensive skills and an exceptional ability to hit and to handle pitchers. Mackey spent one third of his career playing in Philadelphia, winning championships with the Hilldale Daisies and the Philadelphia Stars. Mackey also mentored famed catcher Roy Campanella and had an unlikely role in the story of baseball's development in Japan. A celebrated ballplayer before African Americans were permitted to join Major League Baseball, Biz Mackey ranks as one of the top catchers ever to play the game. With Biz Mackey, he finally gets the biography he deserves"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Westcott, Rich
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.M219
LC item number
W47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1919-2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Irvin, Monte
  • Mackey, Ray C.
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  • Mackey, Biz
  • Mackey, Biz
  • Catchers (Baseball)
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • African American baseball managers
  • Negro leagues
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
  • African American baseball managers
  • African American baseball players
  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
  • Catchers (Baseball)
  • Negro leagues
  • United States
Label
Biz Mackey, a giant behind the plate : the story of the Negro league star and Hall of Fame catcher, Rich Westcott ; forewords by Monte Irvin and Ray C. Mackey III
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One of baseball's greatest catchers -- From the farm to the diamond -- Black baseball in Philadelphia -- Blossoming with the daisies -- Helping the stars to sparkle -- Elevating baseball in Japan -- Moving up to the job of manager -- Teaching Campy the tricks of the trade -- A long-overdue induction into the Hall of Fame
Control code
ocn987796355
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781439915516
Lccn
2017035622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027852338
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Biz Mackey, a giant behind the plate : the story of the Negro league star and Hall of Fame catcher, Rich Westcott ; forewords by Monte Irvin and Ray C. Mackey III
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One of baseball's greatest catchers -- From the farm to the diamond -- Black baseball in Philadelphia -- Blossoming with the daisies -- Helping the stars to sparkle -- Elevating baseball in Japan -- Moving up to the job of manager -- Teaching Campy the tricks of the trade -- A long-overdue induction into the Hall of Fame
Control code
ocn987796355
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 180 pages
Isbn
9781439915516
Lccn
2017035622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027852338
Other physical details
illustrations

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