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❮Download❯ ➹ Curveball ➾ Author Martha Ackmann – Myportal.pro 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 free 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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Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro 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:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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


  2. Tara Chevrestt Tara Chevrestt says:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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 was unusual behavior for a girl Her parents even frowned upon Tomboy's extracuricular activities Tomboy was on the verge of running away from home when the local priest realized her potential and convinced her parents to allow her to play on the church baseball team This was only the beginningTo read full review


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

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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 realize her dreams


  4. Shelley Shelley says:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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 w


  5. Amy Samin Amy Samin says:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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 times or to people around Toni I had hoped to come away with a real feeling of the woman herself Still at least now I know Stone’s name


  6. Linda Linda says:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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 wome


  7. Caitlin Maxwell Caitlin Maxwell says:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, Curveball KindleA fascinating look at Toni Stone a female pitcher who broke the gender line in the negro leagues By the time you come to the end of the book not only do you wish you saw Ms Stone play but you wish you actually knew her


  9. Andrea Bullock Andrea Bullock says:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, 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:

    Curveball PDF/EPUB Õ ¿ PDF/EPUB myportal.pro curveball free, Curveball KindleFascinating look at the Negro Baseball League through the career of one of the few women players


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