A modern day Renaissance man.

Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants, and Stars: True Tales of Breaking Barriers, Umpiring Baseball Legends, and Wild Adventures in the Negro Leagues (Skyhorse/Sports Publishing, 2007) is the memoir of Bob Motley (Byron’s father), the last surviving umpire from the historic Negro Baseball Leagues. Co-written by Byron, the story is a fascinating discovery of one man’s journey from growing up in the segregated south to life as one of the first African-American Marines, to the thrilling life and time in professional Negro baseball.


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