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BA SCR 111
Scrapbook of articles focusing on the career of Andrew Rube Foster, created by his son Earl M. Foster. Content is primarily clippings from the Chicago Defender, with a few photographs and postcards included. Of note are play-by-play game accounts from 1921, and a series of articles by Foster during his tenure as the President of the Negro National League, regarding what baseball needs to do to succeed. There is a 1930 obituary, a 1976 tribute article and an induction article from 1981.
Known as the Father of Black Baseball, Rube Foster pitched for the following teams in the Negro leagues: Philadelphia Giants (1904-1906), Chicago Leland Giants (1908, 1910, 1910 as player-manager), and the Chicago American Giants (1911, 1913-1915, 1917-1918 as player-manager). During his playing career, Foster managed the American Giants (1912, 1916). After his playing career, Foster managed the American Giants (1919-1926) and in 1920 organized the Negro National League. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
Foster, Rube, 1879-1930
Chicago American Giants (Baseball team)
Negro National League
clippings (information artifacts)
African American baseball players
Baseball Hall of Famers
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