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by Leroy Paige,John B. Holway,David Lipman

Satchel Paige was forty-two years old in 1948 when he became the first black pitcher in the American League. Although the oldest rookie around, he was already a legend. For twenty-two years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled throngs with his performance in the Negro Baseball Leagues. Then he outlasted everyone by playing professional baseball, in and out of the majors, until 1965. Struggle—against early poverty and racial discrimination—was part of Paige's story. So was fast living and a humorous point of view. His immortal advice was "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
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ISBN: 0803237022
ISBN13: 978-0803237025
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Biographies
Author: Leroy Paige,John B. Holway,David Lipman
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (January 1, 1993)
Pages: 298 pages
ePUB size: 1362 kb
FB2 size: 1186 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 952
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I actually read this book - and loved it - when it came out in the early 1960s. I've never forgotten it, so when I saw it listed here at Amazon, I bought it....and am glad I did. It's still entertaining.

You have to take Satchel with a grain-of-salt, meaning his bragging. He is brutal, never stopping telling how great he was! Hey, Satch: I believe you! Paige was one-of-a-kind, a real character, and that's what makes this book fun. He also was one of the greatest pitchers of all-time and it's sad that most people don't know that.

Yes, he's bitter about not being able to strut his stuff in the Major Leagues, but you can't blame him. I just shake my head thinking of the records this man would own had he been given a chance to compete when he was young. He would have been a 300, maybe 400-game winner.

Anyway, his verbal expressions, his honesty about his faults and his (probable) exaggerations on some things all make for a good reason for any baseball fan. Kids can read it, too; the material is pretty clean.
One of the better first hand descriptions of the Negro Leagues by one of the all time great pitchers. Satchel Paige describes this shameful period in America's history in his own unique way, with homespun language and a flair for entertainment. Paige expresses the joy of playing baseball and the pain of not being allowed to play in the major leagues until late in his career.
This book will let you experience what it was like to be a member of the Negro Leagues with all the barnstorming, year round playing all over the western hemisphere, the games against the major leaguers, and the love of the game experienced on the backroads of America and the big stadiums of the large cities. These dedicated men paved the way for the intergration of baseball and changed the United States for the better.
If you love baseball, purchase this book and learn more about the history of the game - a history that was obscured by the bright lights of the segragated country and big leagues. You will learn about great players who put it all on the line for the grand old game.
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Satch is not a shrinking violet when talking about himself. But the person who wrote this with him knew how to reproduce the feel of the man.
He was an extraordinary man, an extraordinary pitcher and an A++ BSer. If you love baseball, you have to love this book.
I was at my dads house this weekend andy son asked him about all the books he had on the counter. My dad told him about some of the old books and then showed my son a very old copy of a book that its cover was gone and pages were missing. It was a book my dad had for over 35,years. My cousin when she was younger ripped it. My dad was almost in tears telling the story and how SAS he was that he could not find a copy of this book. My dad doesn't own a computer so I went onto amazon late Friday night found a copy of it and just received it today. The copy he had was autographed but he will be excited to get this tonight. Thanks for having a copy and putting a smile on my dads face..
I picked this book up to help my son with a school report. I thumbed through the book as he was writing his report. I got sucked into the story of Satchel Paige and it was enough to get me to read the book cover to cover. It is is a very interesting story about a young man who faced many obstacles and pressed onward to make his own success.
What can you say about the inimmitable Sach? Who ever "helped" him write this little book, truly captured the personality of the Great LeRoy "Satchelfoot" Paige. A wonderful read!
Informative autobiography of the greatest pitcher who ever lived. Not a difficult read like your 10th grade chemistry book.
Satchel was a great pitcher and even a better story teller. Very entertaining book.