Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. the First
    Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. the First Feller, Jeff Heath, and Roy Weatherly helped hone the boys skills renowned sports reporter Hal Lebovitz became an umpire and they were given permission to play in historic League Park All the while, as Josephine s Little Indians graduated into the Junior American and Junior National Leagues, and finally a Little World Series, she instilled in her boys strong values, good sportsmanship, and an unprecedented sense of accomplishment Some of them, like Ray Lindquist and Jack Heinen, would become Minor League players Not one of Mrs Morhard s boys would ever forget herIn this stirring biography of an unsung American heroine, Josephine Morhard s daughter in law recounts the extraordinary life and accomplishments of a resilient, selfless, and determined woman Her inspiring true story a long time coming is something to cheer for."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. the First Boys' Baseball League. a Nation Inspired.
  • Ruth Hanford Morhard
  • 06 November 2017
  • 0806538872

Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. the First Boys' Baseball League. a Nation Inspired.[PDF / Epub] ☉ Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. the First Boys' Baseball League. a Nation Inspired. By Ruth Hanford Morhard – Essayreview.co.uk As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the As the Great Depression brought America and the Kindle Ñ to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation Josephine Morhard never waited for something to happen At twelve years old, fiercely independent Josephine left her family s Pennsylvania Mrs. Morhard PDF or farm to start a new life Coming of age during one of the most devastating times in America, and weathering two bad marriages, Josephine put her personal problems aside to insure a productive future for her daughter and son But Junior was a volatile boy of eight until his mother came upon a novel Morhard and the MOBI ó sports idea to encourage discipline, guidance, and self worth in her son Out of a dream, an empty lot, and the enthusiasm of other neighborhood kids, Josephine established the first boys baseball league in America Her city and the country was watchingBeyond all expectations, the Cleveland Indians rallied behind her project Indians legends Bob Feller, Jeff Heath, and Roy Weatherly helped hone the boys skills renowned sports reporter Hal Lebovitz became an umpire and they were given permission to play in historic League Park All the while, as Josephine s Little Indians graduated into the Junior American and Junior National Leagues, and finally a Little World Series, she instilled in her boys strong values, good sportsmanship, and an unprecedented sense of accomplishment Some of them, like Ray Lindquist and Jack Heinen, would become Minor League players Not one of Mrs Morhard s boys would ever forget herIn this stirring biography of an unsung American heroine, Josephine Morhard s daughter in law recounts the extraordinary life and accomplishments of a resilient, selfless, and determined woman Her inspiring true story a long time coming is something to cheer for.


About the Author: Ruth Hanford Morhard

Ruth Hanford Morhard was memorizing the and the Kindle Ñ batting and earned run averages of Major League baseball players and reading baseball books when other girls were playing with dolls Combining that with another love, writing, it seems natural that she would one day write a book about baseball Mrs Morhard and the Boys is that Mrs. Morhard PDF or book The book had a personal beginning When helping clean out her mother in law s home after she passed away, Ruth discovered a can of film, labeled Bringing Up Baseball produced by the Cleveland Indians The film documented how Mrs Morhard created the first boys baseball leagues, patterned after the Major Leagues and Morhard and the MOBI ó with their help, during the Depression That led Ruth on a mission to discoverWhat she found was Mrs Morhard s intriguing and inspiring story of hardship, resilience and her determination to give her fatherless son a better life through baseball This is Ruth s second book Wired to Move Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings was published in Her writing credentials also include a Certificate in Creative Nonfiction from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Skid College Other writing credits include children s books Hello World , Exploring My World , We Have Magic Helpers and its companion book Building Blocks for parents and teachers institutional histories United Way at , Shaping a System of Higher Education , What Can One Man Do and award winning publications, films and videos She lives in Chardon, Ohio Find outat ruthhanfordmorhardCareer wise, she has been a senior executive with major philanthropic and arts institutions and currently serves as a consultant to national, regional and local educational and philanthropic institutions.


10 thoughts on “Mrs. Morhard and the Boys: One Mother's Vision. the First Boys' Baseball League. a Nation Inspired.

  1. says:

    I m a woman, and I love baseball, so this was an interesting part of the history of baseball that was unfamiliar to me Josephine Morhard clearly didn t have the easiest life, and decided that her son needed something that brought structure and joy This was a baseball league that she founded in Cleveland through persuasion and determination and far exceeded any expectations she set when the idea came to her But in many ways, a good portion of this book isa biography of Josephine the sto I m a woman, and I love baseball, so this was an interesting part of the history of baseball that was unfamiliar to me Josephine Morhard clearly didn t have the easiest life, and decided that her son needed something that brought structure and joy This was a baseball league that she founded in Cleveland through persuasion and determination and far exceeded any expectations she set when the idea came to her But in many ways, a good portion of this book isa biography of Josephine the story about the founding of the baseball league doesn t start until halfway through the book, and spends a decent amount of time covering some of the boys and their antics So for someone looking for a book on baseball history the title of the book is somewhat deceptive The book also doesn t feel like a biography or non fiction book It definitely reads to me like the author recounting the story of her mother in law based on her interactions with her and the knowledge of her husband This isn t a bad book, and I learned some things from it, but just feel like I would prefer a book that isfocused on the facts of the league she founded

  2. says:

    A true story that reads like a novel Mrs Morhard the Boys unearths the strong, determined, single mother who created the first boys baseball league From her childhood working as a farmhand on the family plot, through her abusive marriages, and her life as a single mother, Josephine Morhard never stopped striving to make life better for herself and her family Hers is a very American story A true story that reads like a novel Mrs Morhard the Boys unearths the strong, determined, single mother who created the first boys baseball league From her childhood working as a farmhand on the family plot, through her abusive marriages, and her life as a single mother, Josephine Morhard never stopped striving to make life better for herself and her family Hers is a very American story

  3. says:

    While this is a good account of the life of Mrs Josephine Morhadt and the struggles and Sent through in her work and relationships, I felt that the cover and description of the book is a bit misleading because there isn t a lot of baseball in the book It sof a human interest story than a baseball book Taken from that perspective, I ll give it four stars.

  4. says:

    Still wiping the tears from my eyes This book is a wonderful account of the driving spirit of one woman to create something special for the boys in her community and beyond.I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful account of Mrs Morhard s incredible tenacity in creating a boys baseball league in Cleveland Ruth skillfully recounts Mrs Morhard s life from the early years right through to her magnificent work not just creating a league but continuing to refine and improve it from a couple of kids thr Still wiping the tears from my eyes This book is a wonderful account of the driving spirit of one woman to create something special for the boys in her community and beyond.I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful account of Mrs Morhard s incredible tenacity in creating a boys baseball league in Cleveland Ruth skillfully recounts Mrs Morhard s life from the early years right through to her magnificent work not just creating a league but continuing to refine and improve it from a couple of kids throwing a ball about in rundown lot to something much greater Although I was a little impatient to get through the childhood years and into the baseball stories , I became gripped by the book as soon as Mrs Morhard left home Her resilience in overcoming the many challenges she faced was moving and inspirational Her drive and desire in setting up the league, and what it meant to those involved, is so beautifully captured in this book Ruth has done a lot of research in writing this book and yet has told the story in such a detailed and engaging way that I felt I was there in the moment Thank you for ensuring Mrs Morhard s contribution to baseball is remembered and celebrated Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and the author for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  5. says:

    MRS MORHARD AND THE BOYS is the story of Josephine Morhard, a resilient mother in Cleveland, who in the 1930 s and 1940 s, created the first boys baseball league Finding something worthwhile and fun for her son to do, Morhard s vision quickly became a reality, and her boys league was quickly embraced by the community, the city of Cleveland, and the country She was resourceful, creative, and driven three attributes that helped mold and shape her league and any and all boy s baseball league MRS MORHARD AND THE BOYS is the story of Josephine Morhard, a resilient mother in Cleveland, who in the 1930 s and 1940 s, created the first boys baseball league Finding something worthwhile and fun for her son to do, Morhard s vision quickly became a reality, and her boys league was quickly embraced by the community, the city of Cleveland, and the country She was resourceful, creative, and driven three attributes that helped mold and shape her league and any and all boy s baseball leagues from then on The story of the woman who started boys baseball is an intriguing topic for a book The book, to my surprise, spends an excessive amount of time chronicling the life of Mrs.Morhard, and less than half the book deals with her creating the boys baseball league in Cleveland The creation of the league and the way Mrs.Morhard embraced creating the best league possible was fascinating reading Her innovations were a pleasure to find out about and how other cities were inspired by her creation to start leagues themselves Then quickly, the book finishes The reader finds out about where many of the boys and the adults around the league ended up The title and cover of the book lends itself to a story of beginnings of the boys baseball, but disappointedly much of the book has nothing to do with baseball Mrs Ruth Hanford Morhard, the author, is a gifted writer who paints nice pictures with words and describes people quite well, but I just thought the focus of the story was misguided when comparing it to the title of the book Thank you to Kensington Books Citadel, Ruth Hanford Morhard, and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest opinion

  6. says:

    I really liked this book There was a lot of Cleveland history of areas that I knew It also had a lot of baseball history which included many of the the Cleveland Indian stars It was special for me because I knew one of the original little league players What a woman Mrs Morhard was She never let the hardships of a divorce or war bring her down She was able to run a successful market and start the original little league despite many obstacles that would have stopped many including myself I really liked this book There was a lot of Cleveland history of areas that I knew It also had a lot of baseball history which included many of the the Cleveland Indian stars It was special for me because I knew one of the original little league players What a woman Mrs Morhard was She never let the hardships of a divorce or war bring her down She was able to run a successful market and start the original little league despite many obstacles that would have stopped many including myself She was a remarkable woman Her family must be very proud of her

  7. says:

    Great history of little league baseball I was drawn to the story of Josephine s life thoughthan I expected.

  8. says:

    I loved the subject of the book, but the writing style was very meh for me I felt like I was reading a high schooler s essay.

  9. says:

    Mrs Morhard is an amazing woman From a young girl she faced many challenges Her family was dependent upon her strengths of being a hard working, independent, smart and responsible She was forced to take on responsibilities that her parents shifted to her such as taking care of the younger children, plowing fields, feeding animals all of this and she was early elementary age Those traits that helped her be successful as a child carried her through her life bringing into existence a woman Mrs Morhard is an amazing woman From a young girl she faced many challenges Her family was dependent upon her strengths of being a hard working, independent, smart and responsible She was forced to take on responsibilities that her parents shifted to her such as taking care of the younger children, plowing fields, feeding animals all of this and she was early elementary age Those traits that helped her be successful as a child carried her through her life bringing into existence a woman that was confident, smart, dedicated to her family, and innovative This book tells the story of her life and how she managed her life facing abuse, neglect, sexism, and surviving the difficulties of taboo divorces She inspires me She motivates me, And, I would love her as a friend I would love to be beside her watching baseball games and fundraising for projects The final pages of this book prove the impact this woman had on the lives of those around her, the boys that she coached She teaches all of us to find our niche and do for others

  10. says:

    I tried I really tried to finish this book I picked it up to do so, so many times, but, oh, my, good, Lord The first few chapters were so nauseating, I kept shaking my head I m doing it now, just thinking about writing this review And, Please, the premise of the woman s story is enough, there s no reason for all the over the top gar bage The author is the daughter in law In one of my final moments of frustration, I started reading chapters in the back of the book, not sure I got a correct I tried I really tried to finish this book I picked it up to do so, so many times, but, oh, my, good, Lord The first few chapters were so nauseating, I kept shaking my head I m doing it now, just thinking about writing this review And, Please, the premise of the woman s story is enough, there s no reason for all the over the top gar bage The author is the daughter in law In one of my final moments of frustration, I started reading chapters in the back of the book, not sure I got a correct moment of clarity, but it seemed that the author was a new daughter in law She became the daughter in law, during the writing of this book I don t know if that had something to do with the the prose, but, again Oh My Good Lord, I needed an insulin shot to survive the writing

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