In 1920, a pitcher with a nasty curveball and a mind for business named Rube Foster formed the Negro Leagues. In a story that mirrors American history from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans in baseball shaped the game and American society beyond the ballfield. It’s a story that runs, surprisingly, straight through Denver and an event that called itself “The Little World Series of the West.”
Originally created as the companion publication to the 2020 Game Changers exhibition at the History Colorado Center in Denver, the booklet features images from the renowned Marshall Fogel Collection.
- Published 2020
- 40 Pages
- Written by Jason L. Hanson