Martha Jo Black is the daughter of baseball great Joe Black. She lives in Chicago and has worked for the White Sox for more than 20 years, and is currently head of Fan Experiences.
She is also author of the new book, Joe Black: More than a Dodger.
After Joe Black’s death in 2002 to prostate cancer, Martha Jo made it her dream to preserve her father’s legacy. In Joe Black: More than a Dodger, a complete biography of the first black pitcher to win a World Series, Martha Jo tells the story of the exemplary man she knew who defied the odds and became a role model for baseball players everywhere. Black was also a single parent admired by his daughter; he was faced with raising Martha Jo on his own during a time when not many men took on the role of single fatherhood.
Nikki Woods talks with Martha Jo about her vibrant, challenging, and ultimately fulfilling life growing up with Joe Black, and how her experiences led her to a life dedicated to baseball.
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