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Title The Dizzy and Daffy Dean barnstorming tour : race, media, and America's national pastime / Phil S. Dixon.
Author Dixon, Phil, author.
Publication Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Description xii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245) and index.
Contents Me 'n' Paul, Wilkinson, Baird, and Doan -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: the whips that lashed Detroit -- Wichita, Kansas: fast talk and slow floaters -- Kansas City, Missouri: rubber arms that won't wear out -- Des Moines, Iowa: a two-man team becomes one anda half -- Chicago, Illinois: high pockets and a heavy purse -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin: short changed -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: double for your trouble -- Brooklyn, New York: the other side of dizzy -- Baltimore, Maryland: nasty as all get out -- Paterson, New Jersey: night lights and greenbacks -- Cleveland, Ohio: world's greatest chunkers -- Columbus, Ohio: plenty Daffy and almost dizzy -- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: swinging and swearing -- Amazing outcomes.
Summary "This book follows Dizzy and Daffy Dean's All-Stars as they barnstormed across the country in 1934, taking the field against the greatest teams in the Negro Leagues. It shows the glory of the games as well as the disingenuous journalistic tactics that proliferated during the tour with an introspective look at its impact on race relations"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Dean, Dizzy, 1910-1974.
Dean, Paul, 1913-1981.
Exhibition games -- Press coverage -- United States.
Negro leagues -- History.
Racism in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Related To Online version:
Dixon, Phil, author. Dizzy and Daffy Dean barnstorming tour Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019] 9781538127407 (DLC) 2019011310
ISBN 9781538127391

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