Black Baseball in Chicago|
by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller and Dick Clark
Arcadia Publishing, 2000 | Buy the book
WEBSTER McDONALD | Pitcher Webster McDonald, with his underhand delivery, played a major part in the 1926 and 1927 World Championship won by the Chicago American Giants. Referred to as "56 Varieties" because of his talent of mixing pitches, he went 14-9 in 1926 and 10-5 in 1927. McDonald joined the team in 1925 and left after the 1927 season. He returned again in 1929 and stayed for two seasons. He is shown here signing a petition circulated by the New York Daily Worker in 1939, to end segregation in baseball.
From Black Baseball in Chicago by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, and Dick Clark.
Copyright © 2000 by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller, and Dick Clark. Excerpted with permission.