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

Library Journal
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
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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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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