Black Baseball in Chicago|
by Larry Lester, Sammy J. Miller and Dick Clark
Arcadia Publishing, 2000 | Buy the book
ALEC RADCLIFFE | Although he played for several teams during his career, Alexander "Alec" Radcliffe is best remembered as the slugging third baseman for the Chicago American Giants from 1936-39, 1941-44, and again in 1949. With his 40-ounce bat, Radcliffe set the record for most at bats and hits in the East-West All-Star game, and finished second behind Buck Leonard in RBIs. Radcliffe also played for the Chicago Giants and Cole's American Giants. After retiring from baseball, Radcliffe owned and ran a bar in Chicago. One of the bartenders was his brother, Double Duty. Some historians consider Alec to be the best third baseman to play in the Negro American League.
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.