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

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

by Kyle McNary

This is the audio version of the biography of Negro League baseball legend Double Duty Radcliffe, called "amazing" by Sports Illustrated. This audio book is narrated by the author, Double Duty, and many other Negro League players.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chapter 1: Introducing Double Duty
28:50 album only
2. Chapter 2: 1902-1919, Growing Up
12:51 album only
3. Chapter 3: 1920-1927, The Journey Begins
28:24 album only
4. Chapter 4: 1928, Detroit Stars
11:14 album only
5. Chapter 5: 1929, Bring on the Big Leaguers
16:56 album only
6. Chapter 6: 1930, Willie, Mule & Cool
11:01 album only
7. Chapter 7: 1931, Homestead Grays
12:34 album only
8. Chapter8: 1932, Pittsburgh Crawfords
16:23 album only
9. Chapter 9: 1933, Blue Birds & Black Yanks
7:00 album only
10. Chapter 10: 1933-Pt 2, Bismarck & Jamestown
15:32 album only
11. Chapter 11: 1934, North Dakota Becomes Big League
25:26 album only
12. Chapter 12: 1935, Greatest of All?
45:08 album only
13. Chapter 13: 1936, Claybrook
15:20 album only
14. Chapter 14: 1937, Four Cheap Dentists in Memphis
14:22 album only
15. Chapter 15: 1938, East-West Relief
10:04 album only
16. Chapter 16: 1939, Fidel Castro Could Play Second Base!
11:06 album only
17. Chapter 17: 1940, Outlaw
4:50 album only
18. Chapter 18: 1941, Buck Leonard Connects
4:10 album only
19. Chapter 19: 1942, Where's Double Duty Now?
8:28 album only
20. Chapter 20: 1943, Lend Me Duty for the World Series
13:12 album only
21. Chapter 21: 1944, Greatest Thrill of All
10:09 album only
22. Chapter 22: 1945, Jackie Robinson & Jesse Owens
17:36 album only
23. Chapter 23: 1946, God Knows How Old He Was!
15:08 album only
24. Chapter 24: 1947, A Legend Dies
6:24 album only
25. Chapter 25: 1948, Breaking Barriers
20:38 album only
26. Chapter 26: 1949-50, American Giants & Bull Connor
10:26 album only
27. Chapter 27: 1951, Man-Dak
11:44 album only
28. Chapter 28: 1952-54, Last Call
6:56 album only
29. Chapter 29: All-Star Team
9:39 album only
30. Chapter 30: The End
14:08 album only
31. Chapter 31: Quotes About Double Duty
19:50 album only
32. Chapter 32: Audio Clips of Duty & His Pals
26:56 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This is the audio book version of the 1994 book of the same name, described by Sports Illustrated as "amazing!" The book follows the incredible 36-year career (1919-1954) of Double Duty Radcliffe, nicknamed because he was a legendary as a pitcher and catcher.

The book is narrated by the author, with long quotes by Double Duty and many other Negro League players of the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Radcliffe belted more than 400 homers and won more than 500 games as a pitcher; he was named an All-Star as a pitcher and catcher three times each, won the 1943 Negro League MVP Award at age 41, pitched and caught several no-hitters, and was one of Negro League baseball's biggest drawing cards for decades. Radcliffe batted over .400 in exhibitions against Major Leaguers, integrated two semipro leagues in 1948, managed an integrated team in 1934 that swept a three-game series against a Major League All-Star team, and was a key member of three of the greatest teams in Negro League history--the 1930 St. Louis Stars, '31 Homestead Grays, and '32 Pittsburgh Crawfords.

Radclffe played with and against the biggest names in black and white baseball, including Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Honus Wagner, Willie Mays and many more!

This audio book also covers the half-century following Radcliffe's playing career, as Double Duty lived to the ripe old age of 103, and was a pistol to the very end! The author/narrator spent 10 days with Double Duty and two other Negro League legends in 1992, which led to the writing of the Radcliffe biography, and gave the author thrills to last a lifetime!



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