This book tells the true story of John Meyers and Charles Bender, who in 1911 became the first two Native AMerican professional baseball players to face off in a World Series. Charles Bender grew up on the White Earth Reservation in Northwestern Minnesota, while John Meyers was raised on the Cahuilla reservation in Southern California. Despite their mutual respect for each other, the media was determined to pit them against each other. Nonetheless, the two men continued to break barriers and went on to play a combined total of nine championships.
Kirkus Reviews: “Profiles of the first two Native players to make history… A lesser-known but significant encounter with all-too-current resonances.”