The Demise of African American Baseball Leagues: A Rival League Explanation

@inproceedings{Fort2001TheDO,
  title={The Demise of African American Baseball Leagues: A Rival League Explanation},
  author={Rodney Douglas Fort and Joel G. Maxcy},
  year={2001}
}
Organized African American baseball (AAB), the longest lived rival to Major League Baseball (MLB) in history, thrived from the 1920s through the early 1940s. Although integration in 1947 focused attention on MLB and the American experience, the impact on AAB receives only passing, somewhat wistful notice. From the economic perspective, the unabashed talent raiding by MLB killed AAB a couple of years after integration began. The authors show that AAB did pose an economic threat to MLB. Given… CONTINUE READING