I Was Right On Time (Google eBook)
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.
In I Was Right on Time, 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.
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Review: I Was Right On TimeUser Review - Danielle - Goodreads
A nice book from one of the nice guys of sports. Buck O'Neil played in the Negro Leagues and has great stories and some good advice --- for ballplayers and for the rest of us. Read full review
Review: I Was Right On TimeUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Buck O'Neil is as charming on the page as he is in Ken Burns' Baseball, and he gets to go into a lot more detail on how baseball has changed over the course of his life. You probably already know ... Read full review