An stars It was special for me because I knew one of the original little league players What a woman Mrs Morhard was She never let the hardships of a divorce or war bring her down She was able to run a successful market and start the original little league despite many obstacles that would have stopped many including myself She was a remarkable woman Her family must be very proud of her Still wiping the tears from my eyes This book is a wonderful account of the driving spirit of one woman to create something special for the boys in her community and beyondI thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful account of Mrs Morhard s incredible tenacity in creating a boys baseball league in Cleveland Ruth skillfully recounts Mrs Morhard s life from the early years right through to her magnificent work not just creating a league but continuing to refine and improve it from a couple of kids throwing a ball about in rundown to something greater Although I was a little impatient get the childhood years and into the baseball stories. get through the childhood years and into the baseball stories. T ntil his mother came pon a novel sports idea to encourage discipline guidance and self worth in her son Out of a dream an empty lot and the enthusiasm of other neighborhood kids Josephine established the first boys' baseball league in America Her city and the country was watchingBeyond all expectations the Cleveland Indians rallied behind her project Indians legends Bob Feller Jeff Heath and Roy Weatherly helped hone the boys' skills; renowned sports reporter Hal Lebovitz became an mpire; and they were given permission to play in historic League Park All the while as Josephine's Little I tried I really tried to finish this book I picked it p to do so so many times but oh my good Lord The first few chapters were so nauseating I kept shaking my head I
m doing it now just thinking about writing this review And Please the premise of the woman doing it now just thinking about writing this review And Please the premise of the woman story is enough there s no reason for all the over the top gar bage The author is the daughter in law In one of my final moments of frustration I started reading chapters in the back of the book not sure I got a correct moment of clarity
but it seemed that the author was a new daughter in law She it seemed that the author was a new daughter in law She the daughter in law during the writing of this book I don t know if that had something to do with the the prose but again Oh My Good Lord I needed an insulin shot to survive the writing I loved the subject of the book but the writing style was very meh for me I felt like I was
Reading A High Schooler S a high schooler s I really liked this book There was a lot of Cleveland history of areas that I knew It also had a lot of baseball history which included many of the the Cleveland Indi. As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster a devoted single mother in Cleveland Ohio wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation Josephine Morhard never waited for something to happen At twelve years old fiercely independent Josephine left her family's Pennsylvania farm to start a new life Coming of age during one of the most devastating times in America and weathering two bad marriages Josephine put her personal problems aside to insure a productive future for her daughter and son But Junior was a volatile boy of eigh. .
SUMMARY Mrs Morhard and the Boys.
UP THE LEAGUE AND WHAT ITthe league and what it to those involved is so beautifully captured in this book Ruth has done a lot of research in
WRITING THIS BOOK AND YET HAS TOLD THE STORYthis book and yet has told the story such a detailed and engaging way that I felt I was there in the moment Thank you for ensuring Mrs Morhard s contribution to baseball is remembered and celebrated Thank you to NetGalley the publisher and the author for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review A true story that reads like a novel Mrs Morhard the Boys nearths the strong determined single mother who created the first boys baseball league From her childhood working as a farmhand on the family plot through her abusive marriages and her life as a single mother Josephine Morhard never stopped striving to make life better for herself and her family Hers is a very American story. Ndians graduated into the Junior American and Junior National Leagues
And Finally A Little Worldfinally a Little World she instilled in her boys strong values good sportsmanship and an The Indian Tycoons Marriage Deal unprecedented sense of accomplishment Some of them like Ray Linduist and Jack Heinen would become Minor League players Not one of Mrs Morhard's boys would ever forget herIn this stirring biography of annsung American heroine Josephine Morhard's daughter in law recounts the extraordinary life and accomplishments of a resilient selfless and determined woman Her inspiring true story a long time coming is something to cheer for.