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The bona fide legend of Cool Papa Bell : speed, grace, and the Negro Leagues / Lonnie Wheeler.

Wheeler, Lonnie, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Bethlehem Main Library 796.357 (Text) 33062009443046 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419750489
  • ISBN: 1419750488
  • Physical Description: viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-322) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Author's note -- Prologue: Looking over Jordan -- Jamie Nichols -- The slaughterhouse -- Tricky ball -- The Turkey Stearnes effect -- The stars come out -- Willie's girl -- We'll always have Cuba -- Lighting up big leaguers -- "The greatest negro baseball team ever seen" -- Mutiny -- Beholding Josh Gibson -- See you in Chicago -- Snookering Satchel -- The quintessential Crawfords -- Limbo -- The dictator's campaign for reelection -- Railroad tracks in the outfield -- The land of opportunity -- Fishing on the fourth of July -- Slugger in a straitjacket -- Ground balls to Jackie's backhand -- Stepping aside -- A basket of fruit -- Obscurity -- The call that changed everything -- Cool Papa Bell Avenue -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Documents the life of the Negro League star and Hall of Famer, tracing Bell's sharecropping heritage, his extraordinary switch-hitting talents, and how Major League Baseball's racial barriers impacted his career.
Subject: Bell, Cool Papa, 1903-1991.
African American baseball players > Biography.
Baseball players > United States > Biography.
Negro leagues > History.
Genre: Biographies.

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