About the Book
Book: Dreaming of the Majors
Author: Dick “Lefty” O’Neal
Genre: SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
Release Date: April 4, 2014
By all counts, Dick “Lefty” O’Neal didn’t have a chance of playing professional baseball. However, today he holds the distinction of being the only white baseball player to pitch for two teams in the Negro Leagues that flourished throughout the twentieth century. “Dreaming of the Majors” is his account of the dream he nurtured from the age of five to play Major League baseball, the people God brought into his life who shaped the dream, and the amazing and unexpected twists and turns Dick experienced along the journey toward fulfilling the dream.
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I didn't know any of the players mentioned in this book till almost the end when he mention some of the St.Louis Cardinals players. If my mom was still alive, my copy of this book would become hers just because she was such a fan of the Cardinals. The book isn't really about the Cardinals but more about the author's playing in the Negro Leagues. It is also the author's story about how God worked in his life.
I recommend this book to all readers that likes autobiographies and baseball and stories about faith.
While reading this book I made this Facebook post " I am reading "Dreaming Of The Majors Living In the Bush" by Dick"Lefty" One. And I just love, I mean really love this quote because I always say this to my daughter "I want those kids to have good self esteem at the end of the game, even in defeat. We can't always win, but I don't want to lose or win for the wrong reasons." Self esteem is more important than the win is my motto at any sport games I attend unless it is a professional game but then I still don't like the name calling and bully that happens at these games at time. I was shocked that the author was called names while playing for these leagues.
I received a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.
About the Author
Lefty is currently an Adjunct Professor in Speech, Motivational Speaker, and MLB Scout. He is also a consultant for a possible movie, “Dreaming of the Majors,” which would be based on Dreaming of the Majors – Living in the Bush. He has two grown children, Amy and Adam. He and his wife Harriett have been married forty-plus years and live in Universal City, Texas.”
More from Lefty
“I wrote my story in order to pass on to my son and daughter what their father experienced in his walk through life as a Christian. I wanted them to understand that if you have the right purpose, surrounded by the right people, you can make a difference if you listen to His guidance. Using a sports platform was perfect for me to share that whatever your dream is as you are growing as a ballplayer and a Christian helps you stand as an example for all who dreamed of playing a sport.
I had no idea the book would relate so well to anyone who dreams their dreams, but more importantly, if it doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would they realize it was God’s plan to put them where they are. People have found that blooming where they you are planted is right where God wants you to make a difference.
My story is one of hope, persistence, never give up attitude, and it encourages all of us to pursue our dreams regardless of the obstacles that stand in our path. But to remember that our Heavenly Father’s spirit has always been with us throughout the journey, wherever it takes us”.
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To celebrate his tour, Dick is giving away the grand prize package of an autographed Dreaming of the Majors book along with two autographed baseball cards and 1 autographed baseball!!
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