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By Martha Ackmann

Documenting a number of demanding situations at each turn—as a goal for racism from society at huge and sexism either in and out of the Negro League—this is the original tale of the 1st girl to play specialist baseball on a men's crew, breaking limitations in activities whereas believing, "There's bought to be a primary in every little thing. probably it is going to be me." Highlighting competitive and inventive behaviors, the textual content explains that as avid gamers started to go away the Negro League for significant league groups, Toni Stone seized her in simple terms chance to play expert ball and changed Henry Aaron at the Indianapolis Clowns, the Negro League's best crew. Chronicling her occupation, this biography follows her studies taking part in first with the Indianapolis Clowns, and later with the Kansas urban Monarchs. It additionally info her encounters with the era's best athletes—Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, greenback O'Neil, and Satchel Paige to call a number of. because the exploration unearths her notable expertise, perseverance, and accomplishments, it indicates how she posed as a double threat—black and female—to the dominance of white men in activities and society.

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