Bostock spent part of his childhood in Gary, Indiana: the murder capital of the United States.
The city helped shape Bostock, and with his family ties there, its grip lasted throughout his life… with tragic result.
Bostock’s other home was California. His first week in college in the San Fernando Valley, he meets his future wife, Youvene. And in his first semester there, his role in a student protest (sparked by a white coach assaulting a Black athlete), would have dire consequences--from arrest, to felony charges, to time in jail.
At a time when peers and classmates were urging him to give up the game and walk away from baseball, Bostock makes a choice, setting a course toward the rest of his life.