top of page


Cosmic Swirl

Blackballed Twice

by Mike Norris

norris book signing.jpg

Mike Norris takes us down memory lane and shares the bitter and sweet moments of his career as a Major League Baseball pitcher. He has written this book to be an inspiration and give encouragement to the youth of today. Through all of his challenges, he still has mad love for the game, his teammates, and everyone who has contributed to his career.

Blackballed Twice is an overdue story that has finally made it into print. It can be beneficial for those who have shared similar experiences in various professions or in pursuit of goals in life. Through it all, we are still champions in life. This book is sure to inspire you.


About the Author

Mike Norris- Position as professional baseball pitcher Bats: Right Throw: Right Jersey Number: 17 One -Time All Star, Two-Time Gold Glove. Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (24) in 1973. Mike Norris is one of only 15 African American pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball to have 20+ wins in one season. This accomplishment earned him entrance into the group called, "The Black Aces." In addition, Norris, is the only player to win at least 1 game with the Oakland A's in 3 different decades. Graduated from Balboa High School in San Francisco, California. Debut April 10, 1975. Last Game: July 4, 1990

bottom of page