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I Was Right on Time

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From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro leagues and their ultimate demise. andlt;BRandgt; In andlt;Iandgt;I Was Right on Time,andlt;/Iandgt; he charmingly recalls his days as a ballplayer and as an African-American in a racially divided country. Whether he's telling of his barnstorming days with the likes of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson or the day in 1962 when he became the first African-American coach in the major leagues, O'Neil takes us on a trip not only through baseball's past but through America's as well.

Synopsis:

Buck O'Neil, the man who won the admiration and the hearts of viewers of Ken Burns' PBS documentary, "Baseball", tells the story of his life, from his days in the Negro League to his career as the first African-American coach in the Majors. of photos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Buck O'Neilandlt;/Bandgt; is currently the chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. A former all-star player and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil has the distinction of being the first African-American to hold a coaching position in major-league baseball. A former scout for the Chicago Cubs and the Kansas City Royals, O'Neil now resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Ken Burns

1. Why, Nancy, There You Are

2. Damn, There's Got to Be Something Better Than This

3. I Ate So Much My Mama Cried

4. People Tell Me I Look Good in a Dress

5. 18th and Vine

6. Seems Like I Been Here Before

7. Bring 'Em On

8. Now Hear This! Now Hear This!

9. Long Live the Monarchs

10. My Cub Scout Years

11. Love What You Do

12. Got to Give It Up

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684832470
With:
Wulf, Steve
Preface:
Wulf, Steve
With:
Wulf, Steve
Preface:
Burns, Ken
Author:
Wulf, Steve
Author:
Conrads, David
Author:
O'Neil, Buck
Author:
Burns, Ken
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Baseball players
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Negro leagues
Subject:
African American baseball players
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Fireside ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
40
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PAGE B/W INSERT
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.2 oz

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