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Jerry Craft has given us an engaging and finally touching book. It is a story of racial harmony in an era of racial distrust. I highly recommend it." --Larry McMurtry "A remarkable story of an era in American sports that is long gone, but is still deeply moving. Our White Boy is a riveting read. Some of the details feel like they came straight out of a Hollywood screenwriter's imagination."--Skip Hollandsworth, Texas Monthly Our White Boy is the story of Jerry Craft, Texas Tech University alumnus, rancher, and former mayor of Jacksboro, Texas, who was the first white man to play in the West Texas Colored League during the summers of 1959 and 1960. A "Jackie Robinson in reverse," Jerry pitched for the Wichita Falls/Graham Stars, and in Our White Boy he recounts his experiences as the first white man in a small, semi-professional, all-black league.