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Title The Negro Baseball Leagues : tales of umpiring legendary players, breaking barriers, and making American history / Bob Motley with Byron Motley ; foreword by Dave Winfield, foreword by Dionne Warwick ; afterword by Bob Kendrick, afterword by Larry Lester.
Author Motley, Bob, 1923- author.
Publication New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2020]
Edition 100th anniversary edition.
Description xxiii, 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Call # 796.35764 M
Note "Previously published under the title: Ruling over Monarchs, Giants & Stars"--title page verso.
Includes index (pages 233-238).
Summary The 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 this brand new 100-year anniversary edition of 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.
Contents You're outta here! -- Safe at home -- Finding the right uniform -- Duty leads to passion -- Persistence pays off -- The great Satchel Paige -- An eyewitness to greatness -- I've seen it all- and then some -- It's hard our here for an ump! -- The look of love -- The East-West Classic -- Going back to school -- Taking aim on the Majors -- Hanging up the trusty facemask -- Ain't done yet.
Subject Motley, Bob, 1923-
Motley, Bob, 1923- (OCoLC)fst01927562
Baseball umpires -- United States.
African American baseball umpires.
Negro leagues -- History.
Baseball -- United States -- History.
African American baseball players.
Baseball players -- United States.
African American baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00799042
African American baseball umpires. (OCoLC)fst01741871
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
Baseball players. (OCoLC)fst00828007
Baseball umpires. (OCoLC)fst00828046
Negro leagues. (OCoLC)fst01035591
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Motley, Byron, author.
Winfield, Dave, 1951- writer of foreword.
Warwick, Dionne, writer of foreword.
Kendrick, Bob, writer of afterword.
Lester, Larry, writer of afterword.
Addl. Title Ruling over Monarchs, Giants & Stars
ISBN 9781683584001 (hardcover) :
1683584007 (hardcover)

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