"If You Were Only White"

"If You Were Only White"

The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige

eBook - 2012
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"Explores the legacy of one of the most exceptional athletes ever--an entertainer extraordinaire, a daring showman and crowd-pleaser, a wizard with a baseball whose artistry and antics on the mound brought fans out in the thousands to ballparks across the country. Leroy 'Satchel' Paige was arguably one of the world's greatest pitchers and a premier star of Negro Leagues Baseball. But in this biography Donald Spivey reveals Paige to have been much more than just a blazing fastball pitcher. Spivey follows Paige from his birth in Alabama in 1906 to his death in Kansas City in 1982, detailing the challenges Paige faced battling the color line in America and recounting his tests and triumphs in baseball. He also opens up Paige's private life during and after his playing days, introducing readers to the man who extended his social, cultural, and political reach beyond the limitations associated with his humble background and upbringing"--Publisher description.
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780826272805
0826272800
9780826219787
0826219780
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 347 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Leroy "Satchel" Paige

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