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

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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
Title
Satchel
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Award
  • Award/Notable book
  • 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
no index present
LC call number
GV865.P3
LC item number
T94 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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the life and times of an American legend
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the life and times of an American legend
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Larry Tye
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Satchel : the life and times of an American legend, Larry Tye
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-377) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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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
Control code
10116674
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400066513
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2008044858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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10116674
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn262433346
  • (OCoLC)262433346

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