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Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

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  • Posted November 6, 2010

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    a must for baseball fans

    easy read, well done, very enjoyable...great book for those who enjoy or want to learn about baseball in the old days.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2010

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    Sweet Book on Negro League Legend!

    This was one of the best reads I've had in the summer of 2010. The history of Satchel and other prominent Negro Leaguers is captured here with excellent detail. Great game description, storytelling, and word-painting by Tye. If you want to learn more about Negro League Baseball and details of Satchel off the field as well - this book is for you and for any baseball history buff for that matter. Go get it!

    ABSOLUTELY RECOMMENDED! Terrific read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2009

    About as well written as the average college term paper.

    I was interested in Satchel Paige and did learn more about him, but the book leaves much to be desired. Rather than telling a well presented and strictly chronological story, the chapters are loosely chronological and some of the chapters read like independent essays about different aspects of Satchel Paige's life. The result is a story that is poorly told and loosely organized. The prose style is fair at best. It's like the rough draft of a potentially better book. I'm surprised the editors published it without revision.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    Excellent history of the forgotten Negro Leagues in Baseball

    Must read for all baseball fans; to know the past is important to understand today's sport.

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  • Posted August 22, 2009

    Satchel

    Excellently researched. Interesting, informative and fun.

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  • Posted August 19, 2009

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    The Legend Comes To Life

    Satchel tells the story of one of baseball's great players. It follows him from his boyhood through the Negro League, and his barnstorming years in Cuba and other Latin American countries. It tells of his long-delayed entry into the major leagues, where he helped Bill Veeck's Cleveland Indians win the pennant in 1948.
    Among the great players in baseball history very few lived lives so colorful and interesting to warrant a full biography. Satchel Paige is one of them. The author gives great insight into this larger-than-life figure.
    Satchel is a must read for all baseball fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2009

    Excellent Book

    Extremely well done; very informative and well written. Whether or not you are a baseball fan, you will love this book.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

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    Tyr packs a lot of baseball and a lot of pain between these covers

    Satchell: The Life and Times of an American Legend portrays one of the greatest baseball talents in history, who was forced by Major League baseball's segregation to work in relative obscurity during his prime performance years. In Paige's early 40s, Bill Veeck game him the opportunity to pitch for the Cleveland Indians, whom he helped lead to a World Series championship in 1948. The book also provides a sad, but not bitter, picture of Jim Crow and widespread discrimination against blacks in the North as well. This is an excellent book for baseball fans, but not only for baseball fans. You will like it if you are interested in American history for the fist half of the 20th century, and especially African-Americans' struggle for justice and equality. It will help you understand people as diverse as Martin Luther King, Jr. and LBJ to Barack Obama and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2009

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    Great piece of baseball history

    I bought this book for my dad as a Fathers' Day present. Baseball has always been a commonality between us, and this insight into one of the greatest players to ever play the game was outstanding. I had read the book and chose to give it to my father, and he truly liked it. My dad had the chance to actually see this enigmatic character play when he was a kid, and this book added a different perspective to the history of baseball, the US and the sad part that was segregation. Paige was incredible, and this book put him as a historical character in the midst of some strange times, when baseball was a different game as dictated by different social and economic factors

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