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The Resource Satchel : the life and times of an American legend, Larry Tye

Satchel : the life and times of an American legend, Larry Tye

Label
Satchel : the life and times of an American legend
Title
Satchel
Title remainder
the life and times of an American legend
Statement of responsibility
Larry Tye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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, 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
Summary
A portrait of the Negro League pitcher and pioneer in the integration of baseball evaluates the role of discrimination in limiting his career, the Jim Crow biases that prevented his signing with the big leagues until he was in his forties, and his lasting legacy
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
individual biography
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321720
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.P3
LC item number
T94 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of an American legend
Label
Satchel : the life and times of an American legend, Larry Tye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-377) and index
Control code
5064824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 392 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400066513
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008044858
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn262433346
  • (OCoLC)262433346
Label
Satchel : the life and times of an American legend, Larry Tye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-377) and index
Control code
5064824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 392 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400066513
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008044858
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn262433346
  • (OCoLC)262433346

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