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Only the Ball Was WhiteA History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams$
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Robert Peterson

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195076370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.001.0001

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Rube From Texas

Rube From Texas

(p.103) 8 Rube From Texas
Only the Ball Was White

Robert Peterson

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the extremely talented Andrew (Rube) Foster who was a pitcher, a field manager, and the founder and stern administrator of the first viable Negro league. He was even deemed as the most impressive figure in black baseball history. The chapter discusses Rube's early childhood and the events that made Foster what he became, playing for one league to the other. The chapter also discusses his managerial career after playing for major league. He formed the American Giants and served as its manager. He was regarded as a very effective manager minus some issues regarding the wages of the players. However, his playing acuity shouldn't be discounted. He was regarded as a very smart pitcher and was even described as one who pitches with his arm and his brain.

Keywords:   Andrew Foster, Rube Foster, American Giants, Negro National League, smart pitcher

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