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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I WAS RIGHT ON TIMEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The life of former Negro League player and manager O'Neil, whose folksy gentility was so winning in Ken Burns's documentary Baseball. Born John Jordan O'Neil in Carrabelle, Fla., in 1911, O'Neil ... 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
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