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Strike Out: A Pirates Pitcher at the Battle of Homestead

Brodt, Zachary L. (2015) Strike Out: A Pirates Pitcher at the Battle of Homestead. Western Pennsylvania History, 98 (2). pp. 50-61. ISSN 1525-4755

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The 1892 Homestead Steel Strike is one of the most notorious events of the American Labor Movement. While the conflict mainly pitted striking steelworkers against Pinkerton Detective Agents hired by Henry Clay Frick, many townspeople also participated in the event. One surprising participant was Homestead native and Pittsburg Pirates pitcher Mark Baldwin. This article examines Baldwin's life and career to identify the influences and experiences that led him tothe grounds of Carnegie Steel's Homestead Works on that fateful day.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Brodt, Zachary L.zlb2@pitt.eduZLB20000-0001-9193-3145
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Western Pennsylvania History
Volume: 98
Number: 2
Publisher: Senator John Heinz History Center
Page Range: pp. 50-61
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homestead Steel Strike, Mark E. Baldwin, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players
ISSN: 1525-4755
Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2015 13:44
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:29

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