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Jim Yeager and Paul Dean Jr. 


Contact Jim Yeager - backroadsballplayers@gmail.com

Backroads and Ballplayers

​​​​A collection of stories about the players and teams of Arkansas baseball in the first half of the 20th century.  Ordering information below or Amazon

Arkansas baseball is deeply rooted in the "ruralness" of it's history. In the first half of the 20th Century, Arkansas country boys from the Ozarks to the Delta played a game they loved with sparse equipment on fields borrowed from cow pastures. This project is dedicated to the preservation of their life stories and their contribution to the history and culture of both the game of baseball and my beloved Arkansas.

Jim Yeager

Hard Times and Hardball, Jim Yeager's second book about the interesting stories associated with Arkansas baseball in the 20th century will be released July 15, 2023.

I have had the pleasure of presenting the compelling story of Arkansas baseball during the trying times of the 20th century to dozens of groups throughout Arkansas. I would love to speak and sign books for your organization, civic club, or historical society. Please use the email below to schedule a date after July 15, 2023. 

Jim Yeager