Satchel Paige

legendary pitcher

"Satchel Paige was a . . . popular pitcher whose career spanned nearly thirty seasons across numerous teams. When he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1948, he became the oldest major league rookie on a major league team, and he was the first Negro League player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige is often considered one of the most talented and entertaining pitchers of any race to have ever played baseball. This . . . narrative of both his successes and struggles introduces young readers to America's complicated racial and political landscape in the early twentieth century"--Amazon.



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