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By Martha Ackmann

From the time she was once a woman transforming into up within the shadow of Lexington Park in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Toni Stone knew she desired to play specialist 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 girl 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 used to be the 1st girl to play specialist baseball on men’s teams.  After Robinson built-in the most important leagues and different black gamers slowly started to persist with, Stone seized an remarkable chance to play expert baseball within the Negro League. She changed Hank Aaron because the celebrity infielder for the Indianapolis Clowns and later signed with the mythical Kansas urban Monarchs. taking part in along many of the most advantageous athletes of all time together with Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, greenback O’Neil, and Satchel Paige, Toni enable her expertise communicate for itself. Curveball chronicles Toni Stone’s amazing occupation dealing with down not just fastballs, yet jeers, sabotage, and Jim Crow the United States in addition. Her tale finds how a long way ardour, satisfaction, and backbone can take one individual in pursuit of a dream.

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