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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carole Boston Weatherford Narrator: Ezra Knight Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781490608907
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Negro league baseball players didn’t always get the respect that major leaguers received. And yet many—including Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Roy Campanella—quickly became standouts in the major leagues after 1947. Others didn’t get to prove their mettle in the majors at all—or not until long past their prime. Leroy “Satchel” Paige mixed his blazing fastball with twenty-nine other devastating pitches to win forty-two games and strike out 402 batters in 1936. Credited with 175 stolen bases in one year, speedster James “Cool Papa” Bell delighted fans by scoring from first base on a bunt. And powered by steroid-free meals, Josh Gibson hit seventy-five home runs in 1931—with one blast sailing 580 feet and another shattering a seat in Yankee Stadium. New York Times bestselling author Carole Boston Weatherford compiles an enthralling summary of Negro league history that includes fascinating tidbits about prominent pitchers, hitters, utility players, teams, and traditions.

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  • “Weatherford’s text covers a great deal of ground, with a summation of the history of the Negro Leagues and sections on the pitchers, hitters, utility men, various teams, and so forth…This title succeeds as a thoughtful introduction, capturing both the significance of the Negro Leagues and the accomplishments of its great players.”

    School Library Journal

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About the Author

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of many children books, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, which was a Caldecott Honor book, and Becoming Billie Holiday, a 2009 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

About the Narrator

Ezra Knight has appeared in Law & Order and many national commercials, including those for Bank of America and Excedrin. He also has extensive stage experience, which earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his role in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth.