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Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball
     

Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball

by Mark Ribowsky
 

Some say Satchel Paige was the greatest pitcher ever—and and certainly his dazzling record of perhaps as many as 2,000 wins, first in the Negro Leagues and then in the integrated major leagues, ranks as one of the most remarkable athletic feats of the century. He also became famous for the advice he freely offered others, including the now legendary "Don't

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Some say Satchel Paige was the greatest pitcher ever—and and certainly his dazzling record of perhaps as many as 2,000 wins, first in the Negro Leagues and then in the integrated major leagues, ranks as one of the most remarkable athletic feats of the century. He also became famous for the advice he freely offered others, including the now legendary "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you." Mark Ribowsky gives the best picture yet of life in the Negro Leagues as he brings to life a man whose act as a lovable eccentric with a golden arm masked a decidedly darker side as womanizer, hard drinker, and contract jumper always on the lookout for number one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306809637
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
1 DA CAPO
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Mark Ribowsky, a frequent contributor to Playboy , is the author of Don't Look Back: Satchel Paige in the Shadows of Baseball . He lives in New York City.

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