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By Martha Ackmann

From the time she was once a lady transforming into up within the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she desired to play expert baseball. there has been just one problem--every card was once stacked opposed to her. Curveball tells the inspiring tale of baseball’s “female Jackie Robinson,” a lady whose ambition, braveness, and uncooked expertise propelled her from ragtag groups barnstorming around the Dakotas to enjoying in entrance of enormous crowds at Yankee Stadium. Toni Stone was once the 1st lady to play expert baseball on men’s teams.  After Robinson built-in the most important leagues and different black avid gamers slowly started to persist with, Stone seized an unparalleled chance to play expert baseball within the Negro League. She changed Hank Aaron because the superstar infielder for the Indianapolis Clowns and later signed with the mythical Kansas urban Monarchs. taking part in along many of the leading athletes of all time together with Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, greenback O’Neil, and Satchel Paige, Toni permit her expertise communicate for itself. Curveball chronicles Toni Stone’s outstanding profession dealing with down not just fastballs, yet jeers, sabotage, and Jim Crow the USA to boot. Her tale finds how some distance ardour, delight, and backbone can take one individual in pursuit of a dream.

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