""Founded in 1920, the Negro National League comprised teams throughout the Midwest, but the league's groundwork was laid in one city--Chicago. This work presents notable papers delivered at the 2005 Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Chicago. The work offers a cohesive history of Chicago's long relationship with Black baseball"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-250) and index.
Early Black teams in Chicago -- The American Giants and Chicago's Negro League era clubs -- Leading Black ballplayers in Chicago -- Management and owners -- The ballparks, the East-West Classics, integration and the Great Lakes Naval team.