Though they were never able to compete against the Negro League squads, both the St. Paul Gophers and their rivals, the Minneapolis Keystones, had talent and depth that rivaled those of the more famous Negro League teams. This work covers the history of these two teams and the players that made them up, recounting their successes, including the careers of George Wilson and John Donaldson. Contains over fifty rarely seen photographs of the Gophers and Keystones, as well as yearly chronologies and statistics for the two squads, player histories, and rosters for every significant Minnesota black club.
Todd Peterson is a freelance journalist and editor who has written extensively about music and pop culture for publications in California, New York, and Las Vegas. He is the author of biographies of Michelle Kwan and Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) for the Ferguson Career Biographies series.