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I Was Right On Time - Buck O'Neil

I Was Right On Time

By: Buck O'Neil, David Conrads, Steve Wulf (As told to), Ken Burns (Preface by)

Paperback Published: 12th June 1997
ISBN: 9780684832470
Number Of Pages: 272

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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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Frank Higgins Kansas City Star I Was Right on Time has an amiability and truth that make it seem as if O'Neil is talking directly to the reader while both sit in the stands and enjoy a game at the field of dreams. Chicago Sun-Times [O'Neil's] wry memories of the Negro Leagues are just as captivating in print as they were on TV.

Why, Nancy, There You Are
Damn, There's Got to Be Something Better Than This
I Ate So Much My Mama Cried
People Tell Me I Look Good in a Dress
18th and Vine
Seems Like I Been Here Before
Bring 'Em On
Now Hear This! Now Hear This!
Long Live the Monarchs
My Cub Scout Years
Love What You Do
Got to Give It Up
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ISBN: 9780684832470
ISBN-10: 068483247X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 12th June 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 14.15  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1