Pitching for the Stars: My Seasons Across the Color Line

Kathleen Sullivan (Author) Jerry Craft (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Texas Tech University Press
Publish Date
April 15, 2013
Pages
108
Dimensions
6.3 X 8.25 X 0.6 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780896727878

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About the Author

Jerry Craft, rancher and former mayor of Jacksboro, Texas, was the first white man to play in the West Texas Colored League, during the summers of 1959 and 1960. A pioneer in the national cable television industry, he lives in Jacksboro and operates ranches in Texas and New Mexico.
Kathleen Sullivan, who holds degrees from Baylor University and Arizona State University, has taught at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Arlington. A member of the Sport Literature Association and the Society for American Baseball Research, she lives in Arlington, Texas

Reviews

Jerry Craft's real-life journey with the Stars comes alive. Its brisk pacing, play-by-play action, and fluid delivery make for a substantial and satisfying slice of a bygone era in baseball and the segregated South. An especially fine addition to Texana collections for middle readers and up. Very nicely done! -- Dr. Roger Leslie, North Shore Senior High Library, Galena Park ISD

Jerry Craft s real-life journey with the Stars comes alive. Its brisk pacing, play-by-play action, and fluid delivery make for a substantial and satisfying slice of a bygone era in baseball and the segregated South. An especially fine addition to Texana collections for middle readers and up. Very nicely done! -- Dr. Roger Leslie, North Shore Senior High Library, Galena Park ISD"

Praise for "Our White Boy"

The story of how a young white man in rural Texas learned firsthand not only about how profoundly painful and limiting segregation was for both whites and blacks but also how segregation could promote black pride and entrepreneurialism. This is a wonderful book in every respect. . . . Highly recommended. All readers. Choice Reviews Online"