By Chuck Richter - AngelsWin.com Executive Editor Klima is the author of Willie’s Boys: The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons, The Last Negro League World Series and The Making of a Baseball Legend (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). His story, Deal of the Century, about Paul Pettit, who in 1950 became baseball’s first $100,000 bonus baby, appeared in the 2007 edition of The Best American Sports Writing.He has also written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Yahoo! Sports and MLB.com. His writing has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Klima also wrote Pitched Battle (2002), Scouting the Heart (2010), and a collection of his baseball writing appears at his personal website, www.klimaink.com. He graduated from California State University,...

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