Posts tagged "Rube Foster"

James T. Farrell’s Baseball Diary: A History of Old Comiskey Park 1910-1919

James T. Farrell’s Baseball Diary: A History of Old Comiskey Park 1910-1919
This installment of Comiskey Park history comes to us vicariously through James T. Farrell. Farrell (1904-1979) was an American fiction writer, most remembered for his three Studs Lonigan novels published in the early 1930s.  Studs Lonigan resonated with a few notable 20th century authors.  The books were among Richard Wright and Norman Mailer’s early favorites,... 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 »