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❴Download❵ ➵ Curveball Author Martha Ackmann – Shop-peters.de From the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul Minnesota Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball There was only one problem every card was stackFrom the time she was a girl growing up in the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul Minnesota Toni Stone knew she wanted to play professional baseball There was only one problem every card was stacked against her Curveball tells the inspiring story of baseball’s “female Jackie Robinson” a woman whose ambition courage and raw talent propelled her from ragtag teams barnstorming across the Dakotas to playing.

In front of large crowds at Yankee Stadium Toni Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball on men’s teams  After Robinson integrated the major leagues and other black players slowly began to follow Stone seized an unprecedented opportunity to play professional baseball in the Negro League She replaced Hank Aaron as the star infielder for the Indianapolis Clowns and later signed with the legendary.

curveball ebok Curveball KindleIn front of large crowds at Yankee Stadium Toni Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball on men’s teams  After Robinson integrated the major leagues and other black players slowly began to follow Stone seized an unprecedented opportunity to play professional baseball in the Negro League She replaced Hank Aaron as the star infielder for the Indianapolis Clowns and later signed with the legendary.

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PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã Martha Ackmann author of These Fevered Days Curveball and The Mercury 13 writes about women who have changed America The recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship Ackmann taught a popular seminar on Dickinson at Mount Holyoke College and lives in western Massachusetts

10 thoughts on “Curveball

  1. Susan (aka Just My Op) Susan (aka Just My Op) says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleMarcenia Lyle Stone nicknamed Tomboy Stone and later Toni Stone never set out to break any racial or gender barriers She just wanted to play baseball There weren't many opportunities for a young African American girl in the 1930s much less in the field of sports So how did she manage to convince a coach who belonged to the KKK to help her? Perseverance something that helped her thoughout her entire lifeHer story is fascinating as is the history of African American baseball players during the time of Negro leagues and Jim Crow laws And it is shameful a time in history were everyone is eual Well everyone who looks and behaves like the typical white maleToni had some great supporters as well as the blatant racism and sexism she encountered but she always had to work hard for everything she gained She had an unconventional marriage with someone who loved and encouraged herI wanted to read about this amazing woman but have


  2. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleTho born as Marcenia Stone by the time she was fourteen this woman was known as Tomboy Stone Why? She loved to run and play baseball In the 1930s this wa


  3. A.J. Richard A.J. Richard says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleExcellent story of a woman who transcended being just a pioneer She has gained immortality for her courage determination and passion This is a great book for teens and pre teens to read Beyond inspiring It is also an important historical record of a woman who overcame race and gender to


  4. Shelley Shelley says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball Kindle35 Toni Stone was the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League I first read about Toni in a MG historical fiction Step Up to the Plate Maria Singh which is marvelous So I was delighted to find this biography Toni was a fascinating person and my heart broke for her at the end of her career when all the sexism and racism and jeers even from her own teammates just shattered her love of the game Her sad letters to her husband they were hard to read But the things she did were amazing she replaced Hank Aaron on the Clowns played with the Monarchs played with Ernie Banks Willie Mays Satchel Page and was coached by KKK


  5. Amy Samin Amy Samin says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleWith 573 footnotes and dozens of chapter end notes there is no doubt that this is a well researched book It is a detailed look at the world of the Negro Baseball Leagues and an important slice of American social history Unfortunately what it did not feel like to me is a clear portrait of Toni Stone It feels like the author did not have much material about Stone herself and padded the book with plenty of interesting but secondary material relating to the time


  6. Linda Linda says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleAlthough not a big fan of nonfiction in general I wanted to read this because I love baseball and am very interested in the struggle of women to be successful in fields dominated by men The book was also written by a childhood friend of my sister The book did not disappoint I learned so much about the history of baseball and the struggle of women in the world of a barely awakening Civil Rights movement In fact the latter story was most compelling The research was impeccable and the stories of people who lived through this era will remain in my thoughts for a long time


  7. Caitlin Maxwell Caitlin Maxwell says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleI love what this book was all about Learning about Toni Stone and her experiences in life and with baseball were so fascinating to me I enjoyed all that I learned from this book and it was certainly well researched but I wish the writing had not been uite so dry Otherwise this book was uite inspiring go read and a great addition to my collection


  8. Tracy Tracy says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleA fascinating look at Toni Stone a female pitcher who broke the gender line in the negro leagues By the time you


  9. Andrea Bullock Andrea Bullock says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleHow many of you have heard of Toni Stone? She played baseball for the Negro Leagues in the 50's pretty amazing This book is like a social history with lots of baseball thrown in Sad that there still are no women in baseball


  10. Mizloo Mizloo says:

    PDF Curveball MOBI Ç ã shop peters.de ã curveball ebok, Curveball KindleFascinating look at the Negro Baseball League through the career of one of the few women players


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