9780930100766

60 Feet, 6 Inches and Other Distances from Home: The Baseball Life of Mose Yellowhorse

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  • ISBN13:

    9780930100766

  • ISBN10:

    093010076X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-05-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Summary

"Mose YellowHorse's 1920 fastball traveled "in the neighborhood of ninety-five miles an hour," and Todd Fuller's bio of YellowHorse is a similarly powerhouse affair. Avid and loving in the tribute it pays to this too-neglected American original, but willing to distinguish Mose the myth from the everyday Mose the man, this deeply researched and widely encompassing journey through baseball, politics, poetry, prose, stats, tribal life, and comic strip shenanigans is surely Fuller's equivalent of having all the bases loaded."-Albert Goldbarth Mose YellowHorse (1898a__1964), a Skidi Pawnee, played professional baseball for nearly a decade, most notably with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1921 and '22. Aside from his baseball achievements, YellowHorse, as a boy, traveled with and performed in Pawnee Bill's Wild West show, later served in the Army during World War I, and also appeared as a character in Chester Gould's Dick Tracy comic strip. After his death, he earned induction into both the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame. His baseball glove remains on permanent display at the Baeball Hall of Fame and Museum. Using a structural pattern based on an old-time Pawnee Indian storytelling session, many voices and perspectives collaborate to form a multi-faceted recreation of Mose YellowHorse's life. Poetry, oral histories (from tribal elders), critical essays, letters, cartoons, photographs, and newspaper accounts are all included as a way of focusing on cross-cultural tensions. Todd Fuller teaches Creative Writing and Literature at Drake University. In 1999 he completed his Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Native American literatures from Oklahoma State University, where he researched this book for eight years, with the help of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. The author is donating half of his royalties to establish the Mose YellowHorse Higher Education Endowment.

Table of Contents

First Meetings and Introductions 13(18)
Some Numbers 31(33)
Memorizing Oklahoma: A Chant (in 1992) that Includes the Word First
32(2)
A Nonlinear Chronology
34(5)
Considering Contexts: A Moment of Pawnee
39(6)
A Dancing Red Spine, and Other Convergences
45(19)
Some Beginnings 64(24)
Of All Things Winter
65(2)
How to Read a Population Table
67(3)
Wild West Shows & Other Histories
70(2)
The Way Mose YellowHorse Learned How to Throw Along Black Bear Creek in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Before He Discovered the Meaning of a Fastball or Whistling
72(2)
Something Pastoral (in 1917)
74(3)
Stitches and Hills: (Minor League) Baseball and Pawnee, Oklahoma
77(5)
The Big Time Begins
82(4)
Rising Through the Ranks: From the Minors to Major Leagues-Conducting Drafts
86(2)
Some Show 88(23)
The Meaning of P, or What It Means to Wear #50 (for the Pittsburgh Pirates)
89(3)
1921 & Other Numbers
92(3)
Eight to Five
95(7)
An Interview with Babe Adams
102
A Bean for the (Georgia) Peach: The Detroit Incident
97(8)
A Bean for the Peach: Counting Coup
105(3)
Picking Moments
108(2)
Ruth Versus YellowHorse
110(1)
Some Trouble 111(23)
Business Is Business
112(1)
How Many Ways an Arm Dies
113(6)
Cartoons and Other Fantasies
119(12)
Throat
131(3)
Throat, or the Demise of a Former Major Leaguer
134(1)
Some Tributes 134(18)
Ironies Named 1947
135(4)
Baseball Gloves and Reconciliations
139(1)
The Softening of Hard Feelings over Thirty-five Years
140(2)
Hunting, for YellowHorse
142(5)
A Curveball Story
147(1)
Ghost Dancing in January: A Transcript and Character Profile
148(4)
Some Conclusions 152(8)
1964: The Day 'They Demolished the Polo Grounds, or Riding off into the Sunset (on April 10)
153(1)
Obits and Other Fibs
154(3)
Truth Is
157(1)
Posthumous Fastballs, Threats, and Chants
158(2)
Afterword: An Open Letter: To the Baseball Hall of Fame Veterans' Committee 160(3)
Bibliography 163(2)
Publication Credits 165(2)
About the Author 167

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