Fleet Walker's Divided Heart: The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer

By: David W. Zang

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Ex-library with usual marks. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. No DJ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOC: ** List of Illustrations -- ** Acknowledgements -- ** Introduction -- ** 1.) Early mosaic -- ** 2.) Into the fire -- ** 3.) Left like Alexander, without a world to conquer -- ** 4.) Sunlight to darkness -- ** 5.) Chamade -- ** 6.) End Credits -- ** Epilogue -- ** Appendix 1, Walker Family -- ** Appendix 2, Moses Fleetwood Walker Career Statistics -- ** Notes -- ** Biographiucal Essay -- ** Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Moses Fleetwood Walker, born in Steubenville, OH, was the first black American to play baseball in a major league. He achieved college baseball stardom at Oberlin College in the 1880s. Teammates as well as opponents harassed him; Cap Anson, the Chicago White Stockings star, is blamed for driving Walker and the few other blacks in the major leagues out of the game, but he could not have done so alone. A gifted athlete, inventor, civil rights activist, author, and entrepreneur, Walker lived precariously along America’s racial fault lines. He died in 1924, thwarted in ambition and talent and frustrated by both the American dream and the national pastime

Title: Fleet Walker's Divided Heart: The Life of Baseball's First Black Major Leaguer

Author Name: David W. Zang

Categories: Baseball,

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: May 1995

ISBN Number: 0803249136

ISBN Number 13: 9780803249134

Size: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 58798