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The Indianapolis ABCs : history of a premier team in the Negro leagues, Paul Debono

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The Indianapolis ABCs : history of a premier team in the Negro leagues
Title
The Indianapolis ABCs
Title remainder
history of a premier team in the Negro leagues
Statement of responsibility
Paul Debono
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The storied history of the Indianapolis ABCs stretches back to a saloon team at the beginning of the twentieth century. Led by superstar Oscar Charleston (regarded by many as the finest of all Negro League players) and managed by C.I. Taylor, the ABCs laid claim to the 1916 black world championship and were one of black baseball's most competitive, longest-lived teams. By 1917, the ABCs were playing for a full schedule against top teams from all over the eastern United States. The ABCs were charter members of the Negro National League and hosted the league's inaugural game on May 2, 1920
  • Player raids by teams from the Eastern Colored League, formed in 1923, hurt the ABCs and by the Depression the club was fading. The team was briefly resurrected as a Negro League team in the late 1930s, but was otherwise relegated to the semiprofessional ranks until its final game in 1940. Drawing from contemporary newspaper accounts, extensive research and player interviews, this is the story of the Indianapolis team and the rise of Negro League baseball. Team rosters, player statistics and biographies are included
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Debono, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indianapolis ABCs (Baseball team)
  • Negro leagues
  • African American baseball players
  • Indianapolis ABCs (Baseball team)
  • African American baseball players
  • Negro leagues
Label
The Indianapolis ABCs : history of a premier team in the Negro leagues, Paul Debono
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-221) 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
Diamonds at the crossroads -- Laying the foundation, 1867-1900 -- The birth of the Indianapolis ABCs -- The home team -- Black baseball and C.I. Taylor at an Indiana Health Resort -- Difficult years -- The press and black baseball in Indianapolis -- C.I. Taylor comes to Indianapolis -- The glory years of the ABCs, 1915 and 1916 -- War years, 1917-1919 -- Negro National League -- Extra innings, 1925-1940
Control code
ocm36543491
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780786403677
Lccn
97010304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Indianapolis ABCs : history of a premier team in the Negro leagues, Paul Debono
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-221) 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
Diamonds at the crossroads -- Laying the foundation, 1867-1900 -- The birth of the Indianapolis ABCs -- The home team -- Black baseball and C.I. Taylor at an Indiana Health Resort -- Difficult years -- The press and black baseball in Indianapolis -- C.I. Taylor comes to Indianapolis -- The glory years of the ABCs, 1915 and 1916 -- War years, 1917-1919 -- Negro National League -- Extra innings, 1925-1940
Control code
ocm36543491
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780786403677
Lccn
97010304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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