The Duke of 18th & Vine Ready for Preorders

Bob Kendrick

Cascade Publishing House is excited to announce that Harold Michael Harvey’s new book The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro League Baseball is available for pre-orders. We are excited because Michael, a certified baseball fanatic, finally has written a book about his beloved baseball.

This book centers around an interview given by Kendrick in Atlanta, Georgia, during a centennial celebration of the Negro Leagues, which was hosted by the Atlanta Braves.

Michael attended the celebration as a special guest of the Atlanta Braves. It didn’t take him long to figure out that the pearls of wisdom dropped by Kendrick were worth memorializing in a book format.

So he took out his reporter’s pad and began to take notes. To give context to the interview, Michael wrote the foreword and provided editorial content where needed to flush out the rich stories Kendrick shared with his Atlanta audience.

What followed was The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro League Baseball. The book is 115 pages and contains photographs from the centennial celebration in Atlanta, held on February 11, 2020. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum on the corner of 18th & Vine, Kansas City, Missouri.

“I’m tickled pink to get this project done,” Harvey said, adding, “I’ve always wanted to write a baseball book, and something about listening to Bob Kendrick share the stories of the Negro Leagues, told me the time was right to give a baseball book a try. I hope it meets with favor among other baseball fanatics.”

The Duke of 18th & Vine: Bob Kendrick Pitches Negro League Baseball is available for $25.00. The shipping is free. Place your orders at and



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Harold Michael Harvey is a Past President of The Gate City Bar Association and is the recipient of the Association’s R. E. Thomas Civil Rights Award. He is the author of Paper Puzzle and Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System, and a two-time winner of Allvoices’ Political Pundit Prize. His work has appeared in Facing South, The Atlanta Business Journal, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Magazine, Southern Changes Magazine, Black Colleges Nines, and Medium.