Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues
Told in a simple engaging voice, Frazier "Slow" Robinson's memoir, Catching Dreams: My life in the Negro Baseball Leagues, is an honest and ... Show synopsis Told in a simple engaging voice, Frazier "Slow" Robinson's memoir, Catching Dreams: My life in the Negro Baseball Leagues, is an honest and entertaining view of the black baseball diamond through the catcher's mask. A gifted storyteller, Robinson's vivid first-hand account of his twenty-five year career in Negro League baseball offers in remarkable detail a rare and personal perspective of the men, the teams, and the times that shaped this uniquely American subculture. Robinson chronologically traces his nationwide path through the 1920s, 30s, and 40s from playing catcher for obscure industrial teams to barnstorming with Hall-of-Famer Satchel Paige, for whom he caught for two years. The book is also richly embroidered with the threads of black society and dappled with glimpses of life as a black athlete in a racially divided nation. The Foreword by John "Buck" O'Neil and introduction by Gerald Early place Robinson squarely in the world of sports, African American culture, and American history.