Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players
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Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.
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5h 45m 36s
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Cam Perron., Cam Perron|AUTHOR., & Aden Hakimi|READER. (2021). Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players . Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Cam Perron, Cam Perron|AUTHOR and Aden Hakimi|READER. 2021. Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship With the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players. Simon & Schuster Audio.

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Cam Perron, Cam Perron|AUTHOR and Aden Hakimi|READER. Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship With the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.

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Cam Perron, Cam Perron|AUTHOR, and Aden Hakimi|READER. Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship With the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players Simon & Schuster Audio, 2021.

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Cam Perron always loved history, and from an early age, he had a knack for collecting. But when he was twelve and bought a set of Topps baseball cards featuring several players from the Negro Leagues, something clicked.

Cam started writing letters to former Negro League players in 2007, asking for their autographs and a few words about their careers. He got back much more than he expected. The players responded with detailed stories about their glory days on the field, and the racism they faced, including run-ins with the KKK. They explained how they were repeatedly kept out of the major leagues and confined to the historic but lower-paying Negro Leagues, even after Jackie Robinson-who got his start in the Negro Leagues-broke the color barrier. By the time Cam finished middle school, letters had turned into phone calls, and he was spending hours a day talking with the players.

In these conversations, many of the players revealed that their careers had been unrecognized over time, and they'd fallen out of touch with their former teammates. So Cam, along with a small group of fellow researchers, organized the first annual Negro League Players Reunion in Birmingham, Alabama in 2010. At the celebratory, week-long event, fifteen-year-old Cam and the players-who were in their 70s, 80s, and 90s-finally met in person. They quickly became family.

As Cam and the players returned to the reunion year after year, Cam became deeply involved in a complicated mission to help many players get pension money that they were owed from Major League Baseball. He also worked to get a Negro League museum opened in Birmingham, and stock it with memorabilia.

Sports fans-and anyone who enjoys a heartfelt story-will have their eyes opened by this book about unlikely friendships, the power of memories, and just how far a childhood interest can go.
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