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eBook Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star ePub
Author: Tom Swift
Language: English
ISBN: 0803214987
ISBN13: 978-0803214989
Publisher: Bison Books (May 1, 2010)
Pages: 352
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 748
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ePub file: 1377 kb
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Tom Swift's book provides us a look at the remarkable man to whom those statistics and the Hall of Fame plaque .

Tom Swift's book provides us a look at the remarkable man to whom those statistics and the Hall of Fame plaque belong. Bender rose above the prejudices great and small that were directed at him throughout much of his life. Swift explains this in his dissection of Bender's early life. It's about the experience of Native Americans during Bender's era. His book is an exciting and informative read that should be of great interest to both baseball fans and students of American history. As one who uses baseball history in education, I warmly recommend it.

Swift, Tom. Publication date. Bender, Charles Albert, 1883-1954, Philadelphia Athletics (Baseball team), Baseball players, Indian baseball players. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 29, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Swift’s book clearly demonstrates the enduring strength and vitality of racial .

Swift’s book clearly demonstrates the enduring strength and vitality of racial stereotypes and prejudices in the early twentieth century. No matter how successfully Bender performed on the field, he remained an outsider in the eyes of the white majority.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of . .The greatest American Indian baseball player of all time, Charles Albert Bender, was, according to a contemporary, "the coolest pitcher in the game.Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star. Using a trademark delivery, an impressive assortment of pitches that may have included the game's first slider, and an apparently unflappable demeanor, he earned a reputation as baseball's great clutch pitcher during tight Deadball Era pennant races and in front of boisterous World Series crowds.

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Bender was struggling with health problems, including arthritis and a cancer he did not disclose, during his . Swift, Tom (2008), Chief Bender's Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star, University of Nebraska Press. Powers-Beck, Jeffrey P. (2004).

Bender was struggling with health problems, including arthritis and a cancer he did not disclose, during his tenure with Philadelphia. In his last days, Bender remained close friends with Athletics coach Bing Miller, who used to bring Bender a container of ice cream almost every day. Bender was hospitalized in Philadelphia in mid-April 1954.

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The greatest American Indian baseball player of all time, Charles Albert Bender was, according to a contemporary, the coolest pitcher in the game.

The greatest American Indian baseball player of all time, Charles Albert Bender, was, according to a contemporary, "the coolest pitcher in the game.

The greatest American Indian baseball player of all time, Charles Albert Bender was, according to a contemporary, “the coolest pitcher in the game.” Using a trademark delivery, an impressive assortment of pitches that may have included the game’s first slider, and an apparently unflappable demeanor, he earned a reputation as baseball’s great clutch pitcher during tight Deadball Era pennant races and in front of boisterous World Series crowds. More remarkably yet, “Chief” Bender’s Hall of Fame career unfolded in the face of enormous prejudice. Winner of the 2009 Seymour Medal, this skillfully told and complete account of Bender’s life is also a portrait of greatness of character in the face of incredible pressure. With a journalist’s eye for detail and a novelist’s feel for storytelling, Tom Swift takes readers on Bender’s improbable journey—from his early years on the White Earth Reservation, to his development at the Carlisle Indian School, to his big break and eventual rise to the pinnacle of baseball. The story of a paradoxical American sports hero, one who achieved a once-unfathomable celebrity while suffering the harsh injustices of a racially intolerant world, Chief Bender’s Burden is an eye-opening and inspiring narrative of a unique American life.
Mozel
Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack said if he had to pick one pitcher to hurl one game, it would be Chief Bender. "Bender is the greatest money pitcher the game has ever known," stated Mack.

Bender pitched for the A's from 1903 through 1914, winning 193 games. In his final three seasons with Baltimore of the Federal League and the Philadelphia Phillies, he won just 19 games. Eighteen when he made his major league debut, Bender was burned out by the age of 30. His last major league appearance came in 1925 when he pitched one game for the Chicago White Sox.

Bender was the son of a white father of German-American descent and an Indian mother, thought to have been a member of the Mississippi Band of the Ojibwe. Author Tom Swift focuses on what he terms Bender's "silent struggle," how he endured racism and stereotypes associated with Indians.

Although he was often portrayed as a cartoon Indian figure, Bender was "refined, articulate and esteemed." New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson said Bender had "a cool head, a fine arm and plenty of courage."

Even though not much is known about Bender's early life, Swift spends nearly the first third of the book describing what life must have been like for him growing up on the Minnesota prairie and later attending the Carlisle School for Indians. Because Bender said little about the racism he had to deal with, Swift is left to speculate on how the star pitcher must have felt and reacted. How much of his silent struggle was responsible for his battle with alcohol? No one knows for sure.

Swift uses Bender's opening game of the 1914 World Series against the Boston Braves as the thread that runs through the book. That was the first World Series game Bender failed to complete. Was Bender ill, drunk or hung over? Swift also examines some of the theories why the A's were swept by the Braves in one of the biggest upsets in baseball history.

Swift does a good job of shedding light on Bender's major league baseball career and his life after he left the majors. The biography is interesting and well-researched.

Swift takes a realistic look at whether or not Bender, who never led the league in wins, ERA or strikeouts, deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 1953.
Zamo
Bender's name and statistics are familiar to anyone who has studied the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Tom Swift's book provides us a look at the remarkable man to whom those statistics and the Hall of Fame plaque belong.

Bender rose above the prejudices great and small that were directed at him throughout much of his life. Swift explains this in his dissection of Bender's early life. And he makes no bones about "the Chief's" warts, including bouts with the bottle. The book puts proper emphasis, however, on his on field career and his relationship with his managers, including the legendary Connie Mack, and with his many prominent teammates and opponents.

There are some shortcomings, not all of them necessarily avoidable. I wish there had been more information about his wife, Marie, a Caucasian woman who adored Bender for all of their long lives together. Maybe that information just isn't available. I, too, had some problems with the telling of the 1914 World Series in segments, with flashes forward and back to other times and issues. Finally, a little niggle: why does Swift insist on using the name "Schrecongost" for the Philadelphia catcher. Ossee Schreckengost? True, that was his birth name, but he used the latter spelling throughout his diamond career and it appears thus in the box scores and on contemporaneous baseball cards and other memorabilia. Not a word of explanation from the authors or editors.

All in all, if you love old time baseball you will love this book.
Ces
Charles Bender is certainly not a well known baseball name, but because he played about one century ago, that is not surprising. In this biography, Tom Swift paints a beautiful picture of a "forgotten" Hall of Fame pitcher. While Swift does put emphasis on Bender's off-field struggles with racism, alcoholism, and disease, he puts more of an emphasis on Bender's abilities as one of the greatest pitchers of his era.
I read this book in only a matter of days, and anyone out there who is looking for a history of an unknown great should absolutely read this book. Five stars.
Ueledavi
I really enjoyed this book. The author did an excellent job of describing the life of one of the lesser known (at least to me) Hall of Famers. It was thorough, but never boring. He did a great job of mixing the Chief's baseball career with his personal life. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of baseball history.
Prorahun
First off, must say that Charles Bender deserves a full-length, heavily and well researched, aimed at thinking adults biography and this is all of those things. Certainly the best book available on Bender, and likely the best ever written about him. It certainly deserves the audience it is slowly finding and the praise offered to it is well-founded. I just with it had been better written. Swift is a good historian, places Bender well in his times and makes the most of the sources available to him. However, his facility with language is a bit creaky a bit too often and his turns of phrase are often clunky and awkward. And that said - if you are remotely interested in Bender, baseball history, Native American identity and assimilation in the early 20th Century,or the social history of the same period, you reading will be rewarded. This is a very good book, just not an exceptionally well-written one.
Xcorn
Tom Swift has written an outstanding book that shows how Bender's life story is about more than just baseball...It's about the experience of Native Americans during Bender's era. His book is an exciting and informative read that should be of great interest to both baseball fans and students of American history. As one who uses baseball history in education, I warmly recommend it.

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Macage
GOOD MATERIAL, BUT THE BOOK IS NOT WELL-WRITTEN.
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