New York, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. First edition, first printing (full number line). Hardcover. Dark blue octavo in blue DJ, xv, 254 pages, 16 pages of plates, b&w illustrations ; 23 cm. Two small scuffs to spine head and foot edges, extremely mild wear to spine foot and head, extremely gently bumped corners, extremely light soiling to DJ, very bright pages, else Near fine(+) in near fine(+) DJ. Item #88260
Signed by author. || Baseball players -- United States -- Autobiography. || Baseball legend Buck O'Neil (1911-2006) tells about his life as a player in the Negro league, and discusses what it was like to break the color barrier in 1962 by becoming the first African American coach in the major leagues. || Contents: 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. || DJ protected in archival mylar sleeve.
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