Comeback season : my unlikely story of friendship with the greatest living Negro League baseball players / by Cam Perron with Nick Chiles.
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- ISBN: 9781982153601
- ISBN: 1982153601
- ISBN: 9781982153618
- ISBN: 198215361X
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021.
"The extraordinary, unlikely, and inspirational true story of the friendships formed between Cam Perron-a white, baseball-obsessed teenager from Boston-and hundreds of former professional Negro League players, who were still awaiting the recognition and compensation that they deserved from Major League Baseball more than fifty years after their playing days were over"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
While, thankfully, baseball fans can now access a wealth of information on the Negro Leaguesâfrom Robert Peterson's Only the Ball Was White to Mark Ribowsky's A Complete History of the Negro Leagues to Lawrence B. Hogan's Shades of GloryâCam Perron's story, co-written with Nick Chiles, has a certain sweetness and strength to it. A 12-year-old white kid in suburban Boston, Perron improbably developed a keen interest in the Negro Leagues, first writing to any and all ballplayers from that era to cadge an autograph or other artifacts, then slowly developing close relationships with many of them, helping to connect the players to one another via phone or annual reunions he'd helped arrange, then, most profoundly, facilitating pensions, totaling millions of dollars, for nearly 50 former players, many of them straitened financially. Perron explains his evolution from collector to advocate and, more important, generously shares the extraordinary stories of these last remaining players, often in their own words. For fans, what's not to love? Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
Cam Perron has been featured on two episodes of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and as a TED speaker. In 2017, he was granted the Hilda Award by the Board of Directors of the Baseball Reliquary for distinguished service to the game of baseball. Cam currently runs an ecommerce business selling sports and entertainment memorabilia, and lives in Los Angeles.
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