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Posted December 2, 2011
Buck is baseball
Excellent book on life in the Negro leagues and just how great those players were. Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and all the greats come alive in this book. A must read for any baseball fan. Its like Buck is telling you stories right on your own couch.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 8, 2006
A baseball book for those of us who don't like baseball!
I don't even like baseball, but this is a sensational book! I read it upon the challenge of a friend and I couldn't put it down. Buck O'Neil is the most amazing human being. He endured such injustice in his lifetime and yet he carries no bitterness. In fact, he loves life and lives to the fullest degree! Oh, he makes his point from time to time but always with grace and respect. His stories are terrific, and the book is written in such a way that you can almost hear him telling the stories to you. I've fallen in love with him, and aspire to be honorable like he is. This is an excellent book. Read it. Even if you don't like baseball.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2003
Buck O'Neil is a 'Guiding Light'
As a former Major Leaguer said about Buck, that he is a 'Guiding Light', he truly IS. If you are a Baseball Fan or just someone who is looking for a Life story that will make you feel good about life, then you should RUN to the Bookstore and pick up this book. Buck not only tells about what he and others had to go through just to play baseball, but he tells his story with absolutely no regrets. He is not bitter, although he and all who played in the Negro-Leagues should be, he is thankful that he was blessed to play the sport he loved. He talks candidly about how the players in the Negro-Leagues used to play 200 games a season, and how they would have to find their own 'lodging' when they entered a city to play a game. If you are a 'TRUE' Baseball fan this book should be in your personal Library, pure-and-simple. Keep on shedding light on us, Buck. Your'e simply the Best.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.