Curveball

Curveball

The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League

eBook - 2010
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"This is the unique story of Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball on a men's team. As players began to leave the Negro League for major league teams, Toni Stone aggressively and resourcefully seized her only opportunity to play professional ball, replacing Hank Aaron on the Indianapolis Clowns, the Negro League's top team. Curveball chronicles her career and her experiences playing with both the Clowns and the Kansas City Monarchs. It also details her encounters with the era's top athletes-Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Buck O'Neil, and Satchel Paige to name a few. Revealing Stone's remarkable talent, perseverance, and accomplishments, author Martha Ackmann shows how this trailblazing athlete posed as a double threat-black and female-to the dominance of white males in sports and society. Martha Ackmann is a journalist and the author of the award-winning The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight. Her sports commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on National Public Radio's Only a Game. She teaches in the gender studies department at Mount Holyoke College and lives in Leverett, Massachusetts."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781569766842
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (288 pages)

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