Posts tagged "Chicago Defender"

1964: A Pennant Race!

1964: A Pennant Race!
Search for Yankees biographies and autobiographies on Amazon, you’ll find 246 books; do the same search for the White Sox, you’ll find 14.  History is written by the victors, or the writers commissioned to prevent the victors from sounding like bumbling idiots.  So tales of Yankees triumphs are part of the documented record, while White... Read more »

South Side Baseball Legend: Rube Foster

South Side Baseball Legend: Rube Foster
Before Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, and Josh Gibson, the Kansas City Monarchs and the Homestead Grays, powerhouses of the Negro Leagues during the interwar years and beyond, there was Andrew “Rube” Foster and his American Giants of Chicago, which together ruled the African American circuit and later the Negro National League throughout the 1910s and... Read more »