I Found Someone to Play With

I Found Someone to Play With

by M. M. Angelo

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Larry LeGrande was an outfield star in our country's historical American Negro League. He later befriended and barnstormed with one of Major League Baseball's most legendary greats, Satchel Paige. Larry was a consistent .300-plus hitter with the ability to hit the ball to all fields, home run power, impeccable speed and a rocket arm that earned him a selection to the East-West All-Star Game in 1958 and again in 1959.

He played for the Memphis Red Sox (1957), Detroit Stars (Detroit Clowns) (1958), Kansas City Monarchs/NY Yankees Minor League/St. Petersburg Saints (1959) and went on to play with the Satchel Paige All-Stars (1960-1964).

This book is based on a series of interviews with Larry LeGrande and shaped into his life journey. Historical events and climate are sprinkled into this incredible true story to give the reader a sense of external forces that hovered and sometimes threatened people who lived, worked and played in the era of this country we know as the United states of America.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162119234
Publisher: Great-R Good Publishing, Inc
Publication date: 04/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Growing up I’d frequently hear the stories my dad would tell me about the Negro Baseball players. My dad, born and raised in Canada, truly loved playing with the Negro Baseball Teams when they traveled and barnstormed their way through Canada’s countryside. Many of the Negro League and Canadian teams sat and talked in diners or in the fields where they played. There was no segregation there, racial hatred or tensions—-just good, competitive games.

I want to share Larry’s biography with the world, as his story stirred my soul, I hope it will do so for you, the reader. Larry’s story really touched me the day I met him and as I progressed through the interviews, what emerged was a stream of emotions, injustices, disappointments, shocking events and laughter. It’s proven to be a very interesting, enlightening and educational accumulation of knowledge and I’m grateful to Larry for having shared his life with me.

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