Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues

By Frazier Robinson; Paul Bauer | Go to book overview
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Foreword

John "Buck" O'Neil

Frazier "Slow" Robinson was one of the most delightful men I've ever been around. Father-like figure even to players older than he, yet, like a son to me. He'd come for advice, not only as how to pitch to a hitter or how to position his infield or outfield, but as to which player to hang out with or what places to be seen.

" Slow" was a religious person who enjoyed Negro spirituals and sang them very well. He organized a quartet on every team he played on. On the Kansas City Monarchs it was Satchel Paige, John Markham, I. V. Barnes and himself.

" Slow" had good, quick hands and a strong accurate arm as a catcher. A quick compact swing with average power as a hitter.

Joe Greene was our starting catcher, and I felt that "Slow" had too much to offer as second string. Therefore, I was very pleased when he went to the Elites.

At every reunion, I was most delighted to see " Slow" and Wynolia. God took a good man home when he took "Slow."

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