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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

Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants, and Stars: True Tales of Breaking Barriers, Umpiring Baseball Legends, and Wild Adventures in the Negro Leagues (Hardback)

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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. "Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars" is the revealing, humorous, and unforgettable memoir celebrating a long lost league and a remarkable group of baseball players. Motley recounts the characters, adventure and challenges faced by these amazing men as they embraced America's pastime. This is a must-read for any baseball fan.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: sportBiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historySport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC Publication Date: 08/03/2012 ISBN-13: 9781613210598  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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