I Was Right On Time
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kcshankd - LibraryThing
Purchased at Negro League Museum on last trip to Kansas City. Read on drive to Montana to retrieve boys from in-laws. This is a familiar story, having read Posnanski's _Soul of Baseball_, but ... Read full review
Review: I Was Right On TimeUser Review - Noah - Goodreads
Light-hearted and wonderfully told. It's as close to a book-on-tape with actual pages as there is. Read full review