“A must read.” – Mike Vaccaro, New York Post
“Henig’s book makes a significant contribution to the literature on baseball’s relationship to the American Civil Rights movement.” – Josh Howard, Professor of History and creator The Wendell Smith Papers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
“There should be a life-size statue of Dr. Ralph Wimbish on the streets of St. Petersburg. Dr. Wimbish was to this city what Dr. Martin Luther King was to the country. Adam Henig’s terrific new book beautifully tells the whole inspirational story.”– Peter Golenbock, author of The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees and Bums: An Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
“Adam Henig’s painstaking research shines a light on a special man, Dr. Ralph Wimbish, whose courage and resolve eased some of the pain brought by racial segregation. Baseball Under Siege is a baseball book—and much more.”
– Bill Stevens, Tampa Bay Times
Praise of Baseball Under Siege
“Baseball Under Siege is a story of courage and determination that needed to be told.” – Bob D’Angelo, the Sports Bookie Blog & journalist from Tampa Tribune
“This book is quite a discovery. It is a piece of history that was so accepted at the time and, until now, forgotten in the present.” – Evilcyclist, book blogger
“Henig also does an admirable job of describing the pain and humiliation felt by black ball players. [He’s] a first-rate researcher and his writing is vivid.” –Mark Tomasik of Retro Simba, St. Louis Cardinals fan blogger
“ Baseball Under Siege is more than a baseball book. It’s a biography and a history book with an important story to tell about perseverance, courage, and the battle for civil rights in the Jim Crow South….Henig does a great job of documenting the tale of Dr. Wimbish’s fight to bring all ballplayers under one roof in St. Petersburg, Florida.” – David Karpinski, Baseball Roundtable
“You don’t have to be a sports fan to appreciate this book. This is another little slice of history that all of us can appreciate.” – The Booksage, book blogger
“Any sports fan, historian, student, or reader will find something to enjoy in this novel. I cannot recommend this book enough. It was a phenomenal read, even for someone like me, who does not follow sports well. I will most definitely be on the lookout for other works by its author.” – Goodreads review
“This short, well-crafted book, reminds us how many justice issues are won or lost at the local level. It makes clear how significant are the vitality and power of specific players in the fight to bring forth justice.” – Benjamin Pratt, Read the Spirt
Read an interview with Adam Henig by Elizabeth McCullough of “How Did You Write That?“