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"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige / Donald Spivey.

Author/Creator:
Spivey, Donald.
Publication:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xxv, 347 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:
Sports and American culture series.
Sports and American culture series
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Other Title:
Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Subjects:
Paige, Satchel, 1906-1982.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
African American baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Pitchers (Baseball) -- United States -- Biography.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
Negro leagues -- History.
Summary:
"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"--From publisher description.
Contents:
Without a satchel
On the mount
"If you were only white"
Turning the Paige
Blackballing the Great Depression
How the West was won
Baseball diplomacy
The fugitive
Lazarus
Double V
Integration
Center stage in the white arena
Ninth inning
Extra innings.
Notes:
Includes bibliographic references (p. 283-333) and index.
ISBN:
9780826219787
0826219780
OCLC:
767565928