For those who appreciate the history of baseball, the Negro Leagues are a rich trove of anecdotes on what players achieved on the field and endured off of it. The late Lonnie Wheeler's biography captures one of the greats, James "Cool Papa" Bell, known for his speed around the bases and his gentility off the field. David Sadzin narrates with an interested tone and an emotional emphasis that fits the subject--actually, subjects. That's because this audiobook is as much a history of the Negro Leagues as it is a biography of one man. Sadzin's delivery gives dignity to Bell and never overshadows the amazing Hall of Famer. Without trying to imitate anyone, Sadzin helps paint a picture of a great ballplayer decades ago. M.B. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2021]
Trade Ed. Blackstone Audio 2021
CD ISBN 9781665040297 $34.95 Eight CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781665040303 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 9781665040341 $19.95
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