Pitching for the Stars
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Texas Tech University Press, 2020.
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9780896727885

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jerry Craft., Jerry Craft|AUTHOR., & Kathleen Sullivan|AUTHOR. (2020). Pitching for the Stars . Texas Tech University Press.

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Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft|AUTHOR and Kathleen Sullivan|AUTHOR. 2020. Pitching for the Stars. Texas Tech University Press.

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Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft|AUTHOR and Kathleen Sullivan|AUTHOR. Pitching for the Stars Texas Tech University Press, 2020.

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Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft|AUTHOR, and Kathleen Sullivan|AUTHOR. Pitching for the Stars Texas Tech University Press, 2020.

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No one-least of all Craft-could know for sure what would happen when the League's first white pitcher took the mound that summer day. But as Mr. Sedberry's wisdom prevailed, the Stars and their white teammate pulled together to play a game they loved. Craft would pitch two seasons for the Stars. As they made history Craft and his teammates would learn much from Mr. Sedberry and each other about sports and life, and share experiences that would change them forever.
Looking back on those years before the Civil Rights movement, when baseball was still very much a segregated game in a segregated society, Craft relates an unlikely story of respect, character, humor, and ultimately friendship.
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