Thou Shalt Not Steal: The Baseball Life and Times of a Rifle-Armed Negro League Catcher

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Bill “Ready” Cash, a powerhouse catcher for the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues from 1943 to 1950, had a nasty arm, a potent bat, and knowledge of the game that would embarrass some of today’s major leaguers. That knowledge, along with insights and vignettes rarely, if ever, revealed, spills out of his colorful autobiography, Thou Shalt Not Steal: The Baseball Life and Times of a Rifle-Armed Negro League Catcher, co-authored with award-winning journalist Al Hunter Jr. Thou Shalt Not Steal percolates with the thrills, challenges, heartbreaks, successes, and racism Cash endured in his baseball career -- including stints in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Canada, and Venezuela – and as a black man living in America. And he recalls in painful detail the controversial play at home plate in 1946 involving the Newark Eagles’ Larry Doby (who later became the first black to play in the American League). That was when Cash, frustrated at the blown call, accidentally smacked the white umpire -- and nearly started a riot in Ruppert Stadium. Some say that play blackballed Cash and kept him from making it to the majors. “Shoot, as bad as that call was,” Cash writes, “I should’ve stomped him.” Funny, charming, poignant, and significantly honest, Thou Shalt Not Steal is as much a history of the game as it is a record of the plight of African Americans in the 20th century. Where some books about the Negro Leagues take a wide-angle view of the league’s history and focus on its superstars, Thou Shalt Not Steal focuses on the experiences of one man – Bill “Ready” Cash – so the reader develops a deep appreciation not only for Cash, but for the lives of other players, who, like him, were the backbone of the league. Whether it evokes pride or outrage, empathy or profound respect, Thou Shalt Not Steal will fascinate all who open its pages. Sadly Cash, who started his autobiography when he was seventy-nine years old, died Sept. 12, 2011, just three months before it was published. He was ninety-two.

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William Walker “Ready” Cash, born February 21, 1919, was a catcher for the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues from 1943 to 1950. He was named to the prestigious East-West All-Star Team in 1948 and 1949, and in 1946 he was selected to play with the Satchel Paige All-Stars, but a broken thumb forced him to bow out of the game. Bill’s stellar career also included stints in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Canada, and Venezuela. Enshrined in three local halls of fame, Bill earned his nickname “Ready” as a youngster because he was always ready to play ball. Bill was a 33rd-degree Prince Hall Mason and married to his late wife, Sadie, for sixty-three years. He died Sept. 12, 2011, three months before his book was published. He was ninety-two. Al Hunter Jr. spent twenty-eight years in the newspaper business -- the last seventeen with the Philadelphia Daily News -- as an award-winning reporter and jazz columnist, editor, and editorial writer. He was editorial consultant for legendary singer Dionne Warwick’s autobiography My Life As I See It, written with David Freeman Wooley. Al resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a former president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.

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Descrizione libro Love Eagle Books, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 201 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Bill Ready Cash, a powerhouse catcher for the Philadelphia Stars of the Negro Leagues from 1943 to 1950, had a nasty arm, a potent bat, and knowledge of the game that would embarrass some of today s major leaguers. That knowledge, along with insights and vignettes rarely, if ever, revealed, spills out of his colorful autobiography, Thou Shalt Not Steal: The Baseball Life and Times of a Rifle-Armed Negro League Catcher, co-authored with award-winning journalist Al Hunter Jr. Thou Shalt Not Steal percolates with the thrills, challenges, heartbreaks, successes, and racism Cash endured in his baseball career -- including stints in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Canada, and Venezuela - and as a black man living in America. And he recalls in painful detail the controversial play at home plate in 1946 involving the Newark Eagles Larry Doby (who later became the first black to play in the American League). That was when Cash, frustrated at the blown call, accidentally smacked the white umpire -- and nearly started a riot in Ruppert Stadium. Some say that play blackballed Cash and kept him from making it to the majors. Shoot, as bad as that call was, Cash writes, I should ve stomped him. Funny, charming, poignant, and significantly honest, Thou Shalt Not Steal is as much a history of the game as it is a record of the plight of African Americans in the 20th century. Where some books about the Negro Leagues take a wide-angle view of the league s history and focus on its superstars, Thou Shalt Not Steal focuses on the experiences of one man - Bill Ready Cash - so the reader develops a deep appreciation not only for Cash, but for the lives of other players, who, like him, were the backbone of the league. Whether it evokes pride or outrage, empathy or profound respect, Thou Shalt Not Steal will fascinate all who open its pages. Sadly Cash, who started his autobiography when he was seventy-nine years old, died Sept. 12, 2011, just three months before it was published. He was ninety-two. Codice libro della libreria APC9780615445465

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