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John Henry Pop Lloyd A Baseball Biography

by Wes Singletary

John Henry Pop Lloyd A Baseball Biography Synopsis

Though not a well-known name today, Pop Lloyd was a trailblazer in the world of baseball. The great Honus Wagner said, It is a privilege to have been compared with him. This work looks at the life and career of John Henry Pop Lloyd, who played in the early Negro Leagues and went on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In an era when players could easily become a kind of commodity for their teams, Pop Lloyd worked hard to retain his autonomy, refusing to agree to a binding serve clause.

John Henry Pop Lloyd A Baseball Biography Press Reviews

Singletary makes a real contribution, having extensively delved into black newspapers to cull information. For serious fans --Library Journal; solid biographical portrait of a widely respected and beloved athlete --Midwest Book Review intriguing...an extremely detailed look at an era of segregated African American baseball...many rarely or never before seen photographs...outshines other recent Negro League biographies...a welcome addition to any serious baseball fan's library --The Inside Game (SABR Deadball Era Committee Newsletter).

Book Information

ISBN: 9780786435722
Publication date: 11th November 2019
Author: Wes Singletary
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 234 pages
Categories: Sports & outdoor recreation,

About Wes Singletary

Wes Singletary has written numerous articles on baseball history for Nine and other publications. A Tampa native, he lives in Tallahassee.

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