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The soul of baseball : a road trip through Buck O'Neil's America

Author: Joe Posnanski
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the author's cross-country travels at the side of Negro Leagues champion Buck O'Neil, a journey during which the pair sought to recapture their love of the game, remembered O'Neil's history-making career, and explored the numerous challenges that the sport has overcome.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Buck O'Neil; Joe Posnanski; Buck O'Neil; Buck O'Neil; Joe Posnanski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Posnanski
ISBN: 9780060854034 0060854030
OCLC Number: 83305847
Description: 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Warming up a riff --
Buck O'Neil's America --
Winter. They can't take that away from me ; Nicodemus --
Spring. I like to recognize the tune ; A ballgame in Houston ; It don't mean a thing (if it ain't got that swing) ; Buck O'Neil day --
Summer. Blue skies ; New York, New York ; These foolish things (remind me of you) ; Fathers and sons ; Summertime ; Gary, Indiana ; I'd rather have a memory than a dream ; Classrooms in Atlanta ; Isn't this a lovely day? --
Autumn. I got a right to sing the blues ; A funeral in Chicago ; Washington --
Winter (take 2). Home.
Responsibility: Joe Posnanski.
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Documents the author's cross-country travels at the side of Negro Leagues champion Buck O'Neil, a journey during which the pair sought to recapture their love of the game, remembered O'Neil's history-making career, and explored the numerous challenges that the sport has overcome.

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Great book about a great guy

by timthehistorynut (WorldCat user published 2007-07-23) Excellent Permalink
Ken Burn's Baseball documentary introduced Negro League player and manager Buck O'Neil to many Americans, including myself. Posnanski's book gives us a better glimpse into O'Neil's positive outlook on life. The book also deals with the slap in the face Major League Baseball gave to O'Neil by denying...
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