Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants, and Stars: True Tales of Breaking Barriers, Umpiring Baseball Legends, and Wild Adventures in the Negro Leagues
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DescriptionThe Kansas City Monarchs, the Chicago American Giants, the St. Louis Stars, the Birmingham Black Barons, the Homestead Grays, and the Indianapolis Clowns; for over fifty years, they were the Yankees, Cardinals, and Red Sox of black baseball in America. And for over a decade beginning in the late 1940s, umpire Bob Motley called balls and strikes for many of their games, working alongside such legends as Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Willie Mays. Today, Motley is the only living arbiter from the Negro Leagues. His personal account of the Negro Leagues is a revealing, humorous, and unforgettable memoir celebrating a long-lost league and a remarkable group of baseball players. In Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants, and Stars Motley and his son Byron share the characters, adventures, and challenges faced by these amazing men as they enthusiastically embraced America's pastime and made it their own. Filled with stories of talented heroes, small miracles, and downright fun, this unique memoir is a must-read for any baseball fan.
Sports Publishing LLC
March 08, 2012
6.1 X 0.9 X 9.1 inches | 1.36 pounds
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About the Author
Larry Lester and Sammy J. Miller, two noted historians of Negro League baseball, have teamed up to bring us the fascinating story of black baseball in Pittsburgh with nearly 200 historical photographs. Whether or not you are a baseball fan, you will be intrigued by the images of these black stars that shone on green diamonds.
Dionne Warwick was born in East Orange, New Jersey, in 1940. Her reputation as hit maker has been firmly etched into the public consciousness, thanks to nearly sixty charted hits, many of which have become pop music classics. As a performer and five-time Grammy Award winner, Dionne has charmed and entertained audiences worldwide.