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By Brad Snyder

ISBN-10: 0071408207

ISBN-13: 9780071408202

ISBN-10: 0071426922

ISBN-13: 9780071426923

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74 In early December 1937, shortly before the start of baseball’s winter meetings, Lacy wrote separate letters to Clark Griffith and Judge Landis. ”78 Landis never responded personally. After Griffith brought the matter to Landis’s attention, Landis instructed Griffith to talk to Lacy as soon as the Senators owner returned to Washington. On the Monday morning after the winter meetings, Griffith invited Lacy to the Senators’ offices at Griffith Stadium. The former stadium vendor established a professional tone with Griffith.

49 The violence wasn’t limited to baseball. In late July 1942, an interracial “Battle of Music” between Louis Armstrong’s band and Charlie Barnett’s band before twenty thousand fans at Griffith Stadium turned into a battle of the bottle throwers that led to thirteen arrests. 50 But in general, black and white baseball teams regularly competed against each other without incident. The Grays, like many Negro League teams, often traveled to small towns to play weekday games against white semipro teams.

That’s where Mr. ”77 Where else could Clark Griffith find top-notch ballplayers, not signed by other major league teams, who were willing to play for the Senators for four hundred and five hundred dollars a month? Lacy confronted him with the obvious answer. 74 In early December 1937, shortly before the start of baseball’s winter meetings, Lacy wrote separate letters to Clark Griffith and Judge Landis. ”78 Landis never responded personally. After Griffith brought the matter to Landis’s attention, Landis instructed Griffith to talk to Lacy as soon as the Senators owner returned to Washington.

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