Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For more than a decade, umpire Bob Motley called balls and strikes for the Negro Baseball League, earning the opportunity to work with such legends as Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Willie Mays. "Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars" is his revealing, humorous memoir. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The Kansas City Monarchs. The Chicago American Giants. The St. Louis Stars. The Birmingham Black Barons. The Homestead Grays. The Indianapolis Clowns. For over 50 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, and "Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars" is his revealing, humorous memoir, which Ken Burns calls, "An important step in revealing what has been for most Americans a `hidden history.'"
Motley's account of the Negro Leagues is not a sad one; rather, it celebrates a league long lost and salutes a remarkable group of baseball players that captivated audiences with its flashy play. That much was true of Negro League players, but it was also true of the umps. The men in black--not blue--took to diamonds across the country sporting fetching attire, black ties, and shiny dress shoes. Motley took things a step further, entertaining audiences by exaggerating his calls--doing the splits or leaping high in the air while roaring, "YOU'RE O-O-O-U-U-T-T-T!"
Motley saved his greatest opponent--Major League Baseball--for his final journey: his attempt to break the color barrier for umpires. Walter Cronkite calls Bob Motley's story "a fascinating history of the days not so long ago, when courage and perseverance opened baseball, and so many other sports, to all races." Join this esteemed umpire as he proudly bellows, "PLAY BALL!"
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, Missouri, with his wife of 55 years, Pearline.
Byron Motley is the son of Bob Motley and a historian of the Negro Leagues who is producing the television documentary, "The Negro Baseball Leagues: An American Legacy." He lives in Los Angeles, California. This is his first book.
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