Posts tagged "rebecca alpert"

Jews and Black Baseball, March 21

Join us at the NYU Bookstore on Wednesday, March 21, for another event in our Revealer Reading Series: March, 21 2012 | 5:00 - 6:30pm 726 Broadway, New York THE REVEALER READING SERIES Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (2011, Oxford) REBECCA ALPERT (Temple University) will read from her new book which explores how Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and...

The House of David

An excerpt from Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball (Oxford University Press, 2011) by Rebecca Alpert, from Chapter Four, The Conflict over Baseball Comedy. A few independent white baseball teams also clowned and relied on novelty to gain bookings. The best known of these teams was the House of David. The team originated in...