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Larry Lester is a Negro Leagues baseball researcher, author, and lecturer. He co-founded the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO and served as its director of research for a time. He is co-chair of SABR's Negro Leagues committee, and a member of the Negro Leagues Research Authors Group (NLRAG). He is founder and president of NoirTech Research, Inc., and co-chair of the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference.

He has authored and co-authored several books about baseball, including the following:

  • The Negro Leagues Book (co-edited with Dick Clark), Society for American Baseball Research, 1994
  • Black Baseball In Chicago (with Dick Clark and Sammy J. Miller), Arcadia Publishing, 2000
  • Black Baseball In Detroit (with Dick Clark and Sammy J. Miller), Arcadia Publishing, 2000
  • Black Baseball In Kansas City (with Sammy J. Miller), Arcadia Publishing, 2000
  • Black Baseball In Pittsburgh (with Sammy J. Miller), Arcadia Publishing, 2001
  • Black Baseball's National Showcase: The East-West All-Star Game, 1933-1953, University of Nebraska Press, 2002
  • Baseball's First Colored World Series: The 1924 Meeting of the Hilldale Giants and Kansas City Monarchs, McFarland and Co., 2006
  • Rube Foster in His Time: On the Field and in the Papers with Black Baseball's Greatest Visionary, McFarland and Co., 2012

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