KRISTY
NERSTHEIM  R

writer    educator

Hello!

I am very excited to have launched my first children’s book The Greatest Thing: A Story About Buck O’Neil based on the legendary player. Mr. O'Neil was a first baseman and manager for the Kansas City Monarchs in Negro Leagues Baseball.  After he hung up his jersey and glove, Buck was a scout and went onto become the first African American coach in Major League Baseball.  While his life on the field was extraordinary, what he did off the field was just as inspiring! This book is for children, baseball fans, teachers, and parents alike.   

 

On December 5, 2021, Major League Baseball announced Buck O’Neil will be inducted into the Hall of Fame! This is incredible news for the history of baseball.  I can’t wait to share Buck’s story with you!

 

It is available online at thelittlefig.com, nlbm.com, and in several area bookstores. It can also be found at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

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