Don't Let Anyone Take Your Joy Away

An inside look at Negro League baseball and its legacy

by Stanley Glenn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/28/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 123
ISBN : 9780595400751
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 123
ISBN : 9780595677771
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 123
ISBN : 9780595844593

About the Book

In this personal history of the Negro Leagues, Stanley Glenn gives an intimate and in-depth look at the daily trials and tribulations of a Negro League Baseball player. With wisdom, wit and perspective, Glenn recalls the indignities he and his teammates suffered during the days of Jim Crow, a time when they were denied gas for their vehicles or even a decent place to stay as they went "barnstorming" around the country, playing against and alongside some of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Glenn's story illuminates the strength and determination of black ball players. In spite of the forces against them, they persevered for love of the game. And despite the adversities these men faced, they enjoyed the journey and came away with treasured memories and lifelong friendships. Through his blend of humorous anecdotes, inspiring words of wisdom, and colorful imagery, Mr. Glenn wonderfully conveys the bittersweet paradox that was the Negro League Baseball experience.

About the Author

After baseball Stanley Glenn spent forty years in the wholesale electric supply business. He has friends in the industry all over the Delaware Valley he still keeps in touch with. Stanley also derives great pleasure from his work with the United Methodist Church of Pennsylvania.