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Satchel : the life and times of an American legend

Author: Larry Tye
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Series: New York Times best sellers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Through dogged detective work, journalist Larry Tye has tracked down the truth about this enigmatic pitcher, interviewing Negro Leaguers and Major Leaguers, talking to family and friends who had never told their stories,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Satchel Paige; Satchel Paige; Satchel Paige
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Tye
ISBN: 9781400066513 1400066514
OCLC Number: 262433346
Description: xvi, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
Coming alive --
Blackball --
The glory trail --
The game in black and white --
South of the border --
Kansas City, here I come --
Master of the manor --
Baseball's great experiment --
An opening at last --
Crafting a legend --
Maybe I'll pitch forever --
Appendix: Satchel by the numbers.
Series Title: New York Times best sellers.
Responsibility: Larry Tye.
Local System Bib Number:
349218

Abstract:

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Through dogged detective work, journalist Larry Tye has tracked down the truth about this enigmatic pitcher, interviewing Negro Leaguers and Major Leaguers, talking to family and friends who had never told their stories, and retracing Paige's steps to separate the truth from the myth Paige himself created. Here is the child born to an Alabama washerwoman with twelve young mouths to feed, the young man who took up baseball on the streets, inventing his trademark hesitation pitch while throwing bricks at rival gang members. Tye shows Paige growing into the superstar hurler of the Negro Leagues, establishing records that still stand, then emerging at age 42 to help propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series.--From publisher description.
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