Ted Strong Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star by Sherman L. Jenkins
English | September 29th, 2016 | ISBN: 1442267275 | 205 Pages | EPUB | 8.73 MB
Ted Strong Jr. (1917-1978) was a two-sport athlete, a major star of the Negro Leagues and one of the original Harlem Globetrotters. His prominence in the Negro Leagues led Branch Rickey and other white baseball league owners to consider Strong as one of several possible players to integrate major league baseball, and he was a key force on the basketball court when the Globetrotters defeated the then-invincible Minneapolis Lakers in 1948. Despite his athletic dominance in the 1930s and 40s, Strong Jr. has largely been forgotten in American sports history.