I want to thank you for the effort and detail you put into Baseball in the Cross Timbers . I am sure it was a labor of love, and based on what my dad told me, the Sooner League was a big part of your childhood. My father [Ernesto Klein, Ardmore Indians 1949-1952] has taken great pride and joy in sharing his stories about baseball and Cuba over the last few years. ... Your book has given us an opportunity to have my dad sign a book for each of the grandkids and put a little something personal to each of them. It will be a treasure for each of them through the years and for that we are greatly thankful. --Ernie Wallerstein, Jr. President Americas Zeacom, Inc. Los Angeles, California --Ernie Wallerstein, Jr.
I will say, unequivocally, that it is the finest book I ve ever seen on Class D baseball. . . Pierce's book is a classic. It is a large hard cover book, including a dust jacket. It has color every place color is possible. The color added a great deal, but the stories of the history of the league are priceless. I can recommend it to every fan of minor league baseball from the mid-part of the 20th century. It is a great book. Order yourself a copy of the book and if you don't have the money right now I think it is good enough that you could probably convince your congressman or senator to get it for you through the stimulus package. --John G. Hall Author and Baseball Historian of the K-O-M League Columbia, Missouri --John G. Hall
The art layout just beautiful; history; biographies; jacket cover with caps. Fern monopolizes it. Me, only a glimpse. --Joanna & Fern Smathers (catcher, Ada Herefords 1954) Baton Rouge, Louisiana --Joanna & Fern Smathers
About the Author
Peter G. Pierce is a fourth generation Oklahoman. After studying Classical Languages at the University of Oklahoma and law at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, he practiced commercial law and litigation for 16 years and has authored a number of articles. He was actively involved in a family-owned bank through 2000 and, following a sabbatical, moved to the bank holding company where he serves as its president and chairman. He teaches a popular course for graduating seniors at the University of Oklahoma titled "Life After O.U.--A Survival Guide"and an annual course on the history of baseball. He is a lifelong baseball fan and member of SABR.