A note from Barbara Gregorich, who grew up in Masury and is the author of books such as “She’s On First,” “Women at Play” and “Charlie Chan’s Poppa: Earl Derr Biggers:
I’ve made my book about former Cleveland Indians player/broadcaster Jack Graney free (reducing the price from $3.99 to FREE) from now until May 31, so that people around the world who are in self-isolation or lockdown can read it if they want to. It’s free on both Kobo (international) and Apple Books (in 32 countries).
Jack Graney (1886-1978) was a Canadian-born baseball player who not only played left field for the Cleveland Indians, but later became the first major leaguer to become a sports broadcaster (1932-1953). Jack lived through and survived the horrible 1918-1920 Influenza Pandemic, in which an estimated 30 to 50 million people died around the world. Jack was a player devoted to his team and teammates: he was tough, reliable, had a great sense of humor, and saw things through from beginning to end. Qualities we should seek to emulate.
In Jack Graney’s honor, in this time of the world COVID-19 pandemic, I am converting the Kobo ebook of “Jack and Larry” from $3.99 to FREE. All you have to do is click on the link and download the book — and read the inspiring story of how Jack and his bull terrier Larry helped build the Cleveland major league team into a pennant winner. And World Series winner.
Jack and Larry is a crossover book — it’s meant for both children and adults. Ages 10-100. I get as many letters from adults as I do from tweens. If you know somebody who would benefit from free reading material, please share this with them. Or send them a free copy.