Personally signed by Buck O' Neal on a special title page.
Certified by Easton Press to be authentic.
A luxurious leather bound collectible book for your library. This book
also makes a great unique gift for the baseball collector. Limited to only 1,200 signed and
numbered copies. Fine condition.
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* Beautiful Illustrations
The beauty of former Negro League star Buck O'Neil's autobiography is
its tone: it's filled with thankfulness for the life he's had. Born
into an era of racial segregation, O'Neil--truly an inspirational
presence in the Ken Burns documentary Baseball--has a right to
be bitter for the opportunities denied him; instead, he is at peace
with the opportunities he took. A man of unmistakable dignity, O'Neil
is a marvelous storyteller, and I Was Right On Time reads like
a fireside chat.
He spins tales of baseball's barnstorming era, offers
memories of his all-time Negro League all-star team, and weaves deft
portraits of the stars he played with (and against), most
affectionately his good friend and long-time teammate Satchel Paige.
Still, O'Neil doesn't whitewash the past. He has stared down injustice
and confronted insult, yet instead of lecturing, he opts to inform. Now
in his 80s, O'Neil, as chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,
remains a living part of baseball memory. I Was Right On Time gives that memory a rich, resonant voice.