Satchel Paige's America

Satchel Paige's America

by William Price Fox
     
 


Captures the sometimes outrageous, often humorous, and always bigger-than-life spirit of the World?s Greatest Pitcher, Leroy Satchel Paige. "This is the stuff of dreams--overhearing a lively conversation between two voluble Southern originals. . . . It plays like a rare homemade movie. . . . I've read much about ol' Satch over the years, even hung out with him… See more details below

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Captures the sometimes outrageous, often humorous, and always bigger-than-life spirit of the World?s Greatest Pitcher, Leroy Satchel Paige. "This is the stuff of dreams--overhearing a lively conversation between two voluble Southern originals. . . . It plays like a rare homemade movie. . . . I've read much about ol' Satch over the years, even hung out with him once myself, but I've never seen or heard anything about him as revealing as this book."--Paul Hemphill, author of Lost in the Lights: Sports, Dreams, and Life "Enormously entertaining. . . . Reading this book is like finding a treasure trove of letters and snapshots illuminating the life of perhaps the most colorful player in baseball history. It's an essential edition to any baseball library."--Allen Barra, The Wall Street Journal, author of The Last Coach: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant William Price Fox is Professor and Writer-In-Residence at the University of South Carolina. He is author of nine books, including Moonshine Light, Moonshine Bright; Wild Blue Yonder; and Lunatic Wind: Surviving the Storm of the Century.

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"This is the stuff of dreams—overhearing a lively conversation between two voluble Southern originals. . . . It plays like a rare homemade movie. . . . I've read much about ol' Satch over the years, even hung out with him once myself, but I've never seen or heard anything about him as revealing as this book."—Paul Hemphill, author of Lost in the Lights: Sports, Dreams, and Life

"Enormously entertaining. . . . Could easily be titled 'Satchel and Me.' . . . Reading this book is like finding a treasure trove of letters and snapshots illuminating the life of perhaps the most colorful player in baseball history. It's an essential edition to any baseball library."—Allen Barra, author of The Last Coach: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant

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When Fox found himself alone in the bar of a Kansas City bowling alley with one of baseball's greatest pitchers and storytellers, he knew to keep the great man talking-and talking. The pair toured the bars and clubs together for over a week as Satch recalled a career that moved from Mobile, AL, through the Negro Leagues and, for his still-dominant twilight years, the majors. For all fans of Paige or readers who enjoyed Al Stump's Cobb, a similar story about following around a living baseball legend. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817351892
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
03/16/2005
Series:
Alabama Fire Ant Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
633,923
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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