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Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400066513
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Published: Random House - June 9th, 2009

In studying the life of Satchel Paige—arguably one of the best pitchers ever to throw a four-stitcher—baseball’s sordid race relations takes center stage. Paige was stuck in the Negro Leagues for most of his career, while being simultaneously revered by greats like Joe DiMaggio as simply untouchable. Tye offers a vivid, impartial narrative of Paige’s toils to become a recognized major league pitcher, an honor he did not receive until he was 42. Satchel’s trials perfectly encapsulate the changing mood of a nation under the backdrop of America’s pastime. —ZGR