Larry Colton

Larry Colton is the author of several notable works, including COUNTING COUP, GOAT BROTHERS and NO ORDINARY JOES.. He has written for Esquire, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times Magazine. A former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Colton himself played in the Southern League in 1966 for a farm team in Macon, GA.

Larry Colton

Books by Larry Colton

by Larry Colton - Fiction, History, Nonfiction, Sports

Talented pitcher Johnny "Blue Moon" Odom and outfielder Tommie Reynolds --- both young black ballplayers with dreams of playing someday in the big leagues --- along with Bert Campaneris, a dark-skinned shortstop from Cuba, all found themselves playing for Heywood Sullivan, a white former major leaguer. Larry Colton traces their entire season, capturing the essence of Birmingham and its citizens during the tumultuous year of 1964.