Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream (Paperback)
The spirited story of Marcenia Lyle, the African American girl who grew up to become Toni Stone, the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.
If there was anything in the world better than playing baseball, Marcenia Lyle didn't know what it was. As a young girl in the 1930s, she chased down fly balls and stole bases, and dreamed of one day playing professional ball.
With spirit, spunk, and a great passion for the sport, Marcenia struggled to overcome the objections of family, friends, and coaches, who felt a girl had no place in the field. When she finally won a position in a baseball summer camp sponsored by the St. Louis Cardinals, Marcenia was on her way to catching her dream.
Full of warmth and youthful energy, Catching the Moon is the story of the girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team. Readers everywhere will be inspired by her courage to dream and determination to succeed.
About the Author
CRYSTAL HUBBARD is a sports buff and full-time writer who was lucky enough to meet Arthur Ashe as a young girl. Her Lee & Low titles The Last Black King of the Kentucky Derby and Catching the Moon: The Story of A Young Girl's Baseball Dreams have been recognized with several honors. Hubbard lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her family.