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Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants, and Stars: True Tales of Breaking Barriers, Umpiring Baseball Legends, and Wild Adventures in the Negro Leagues Kindle Edition
|Length: 255 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Age Level: 12 - 99|
About the Author
Bob Motley is the only living umpire from the Negro Baseball Leagues. While a combat Marine in World War II, Motley found his life's passion, umpiring. In addition to his time in the Negro Leagues, he umpired in the Pacific Coast League and the College World Series, and also officiated semi-pro and college basketball and football games. Motley currently serves on the board of directors for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is a Royal Lancer with the Kansas City Royals. He lives in Kansas City, MO. Larry Lester is a Negro League baseball historian and researcher. A founding member of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, MO, Lester has spent his career bringing to light some of the most important, poignant, and largely forgotten moments in American baseball history. He currently serves as co-chairman of the Negro Leagues Committee for the prestigious Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He lives in Raytown, MO. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- File Size : 4048 KB
- Print Length : 255 pages
- Language: : English
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B006QZ78C6
- Publisher : Sports Publishing (27 December 2011)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
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I read with enthusiasm and was amazed on how much realismReviewed in the United States on 2 October 2017
I read with enthusiasm and was amazed on how much realism, personality, and history Mr. Motley shared with his readers. I would recommend this book to fans of triumphant stories. The book is family friendly, full of rich historical names and personal events.
A 90 year old umpire's experiences of breaking discriminations in baseball and life.Reviewed in the United States on 18 February 2015
Interesting history, great anecotes, and just good reading. Pictures are also great. His challenging experiences of aspiring to be an umpire in the black baseball league showed the ingenuity, strength, and humor he has lived through his baseball career. We called & were able to get Mr. Motley's autograph A real treat for my sons and husband who are avid baseball fans.
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An interesting account of Motley's life with particular emphasis on ...Reviewed in the United States on 26 January 2016
An interesting account of Motley's life with particular emphasis on his years as an umpire in the Negro League. It was quite readable and difficult to put down.
Tommy G. Nichols
Five StarsReviewed in the United States on 12 February 2015
Great service. I highly recommend!!
Baseball crazyReviewed in the United States on 20 March 2013
My husband digested this book within days of receiving it. Story told from an umpire's perspective. A must read for baseball nuts.
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