Outstanding...a cornerstone for any baseball collection. (Lee Milazzo Dallas Morning News
A life of the 'black Babe Ruth' doubles as a history of the Negro Leagues. (Chicago Tribune
A vivid, moving account...one fine book! (Charles C. Alexander The Historian
Considered by many historians to be the best biography of the slugger. (Josh Hamill The New York Times
About the Author
William Brashler is also the editor of The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings
, the highly regarded novel of a touring black baseball team in the pre-Jackie Robinson era, as well as two other novels, City Dogs
. He lives and writes in Chicago.