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Double Duty Radcliffe: 36 Years of Pitching & Catching in the Negro Leagues Kyle McNary

Double Duty Radcliffe: 36 Years of Pitching & Catching in the Negro Leagues

Kyle McNary

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Double Duty is the biography of the most versatile baseball player in Negro League history! Double Duty Radcliffe, nicknamed because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, played from 1919-1954, against the biggest names in Negro League and MajorMoreDouble Duty is the biography of the most versatile baseball player in Negro League history! Double Duty Radcliffe, nicknamed because he was an all-star pitcher and catcher, played from 1919-1954, against the biggest names in Negro League and Major League baseball, and performed feats that will never be matched! Radcliffe pitched and caught three times each in East-West All-Star competition, batted over. 400 against Major Leaguers in exhibitions, integrated two leagues in 1948, caught and pitched multiple no-hitters, and was teammates over the years with Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Jackie Robinson, Oscar Charleston, Smokey Joe Williams, Sal Maglie and Judy Johnson! Radcliffe was known almost as much for his talking as for his playing, and wasnt shy about telling people who he thought was the best player in baseball history--himself! This book has long passages from Double Duty and more than 30 ex-teammates and opponents, as well as extensive background information, and the most thorough statistical appendix of any Negro Leaguer.