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Book Signing At Books-A-Million

At the Books-A-Million store in Sikes Center Mall on Saturday April 17, Jerry Craft came to sign autographs for his book "Our White Boy."

The book details Craft's story of overcoming racial tension, being the only white player on an all African American baseball team.

During the Civil Rights movement Craft was recruited by the Wichita Falls Graham Stars manager to try out for the West Texas colored league.

Craft made it and pitched for two seasons with the Stars.

In his book he writes about the discrimination he faced and how he overcame it.

"I think both of us stepped into a world that we didn't eve know existed, white or black at that time," Craft said. "It was a story of slowly working up friendships."

Also at the signing was fellow player Clarence Myles, the only other surviving member of the Stars.

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