Willie Wells: "El Diablo" of the Negro Leagues

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WILLIE WELLS
“El Diablo” of the Negro Leagues

BOB LUKE

Foreword by Monte Irvin

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS, AUSTIN

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction 1
  • One - He Could Pick It 7
  • Two - I Never Went for Anything Crooked 26
  • Three - Family 38
  • Four - Leaving Home to Play Ball 46
  • Five - The "Devil" 52
  • Six - You Had to Do All Kinds of Things 56
  • Seven - They Treat Me like a Man 66
  • Eight - My Contract Said "Ballplayer" 72
  • Nine - We’Ll Talk 77
  • Ten - He Has Slowed Up Afield 92
  • Eleven - A Mind-Set Put to Rest 98
  • Twelve - Any Players with Hall of Fame Credentials? 104
  • Thirteen - Tradition Meets Fair Play 110
  • Fourteen - Why in Hell? 118
  • Fifteen - The "Devil" Is in 134
  • Sixteen - Righting a Wrong 142
  • Seventeen - "Baseball Is a Beautiful Game" 149
  • Notes 151
  • Sources- Books, Magazines, Interviews, Newspapers, and Archives 175
  • Index 181
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