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He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked down the truth about this majestic and enigmatic pitcher. Here is the stirring account of the child born to a poor Alabama washerwoman, the boy who earned his nickname from his enterprising work as a railroad porter, and the young man who took up baseball on the streets and in reform school before becoming the superstar hurler of the Negro Leagues.

In unprecedented detail, Tye reveals how Paige, hurt and angry when Jackie Robinson beat him in breaking the Majors’ color barrier, emerged at the improbable age of forty-two to help propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series. (“Age is a case of mind over matter,” he said.  “If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”)

Rewriting our history of baseball’s integration with Paige in the starring role and separating truth from legend, Satchel is a story as large as this larger-than-life man.

 

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Tye presents the definitive biography of Satchel Paige, an African-American pitcher in a segregated America, and his story of struggle and triumph.

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Larry Tye was a prize-winning journalist at The Boston Globe and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. An avid baseball fan, Tye now runs a Boston-based training program for medical journalists. He is the author of The Father of Spin, Home Lands, and Rising from the Rails and co-author, with Kitty Dukakis, of Shock. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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PQFanatic, February 9, 2011 (view all comments by PQFanatic)
Truly an American legend. Tye had to get out of the way of all the myth and legend to make a workable biography. Dwight Jaynes had a nice recollection from his short stint as a Portland Beaver. I want to reread this book to get geared up for baseball season. Paige's painful returns to Mobile to visit childhood family and friends nearly broke my heart. Tye treated those delicate visits with dignity for all but not discounting Paige's humble beginnings and the fact his mother never approved of his profession even though it brought him some wealth and plenty of fame.
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ISBN:
9780812977974
Author:
Tye, Larry
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Baseball players -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PP B/W PHOTO SECTION
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.22x5.50x.95 in. .75 lbs.

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