Satchel Paige: Legendary Pitcher

Satchel Paige: Legendary Pitcher

by Hallie Murray


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Satchel Paige was an enormously popular pitcher whose career spanned nearly thirty seasons across numerous teams. When he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1948, he became the oldest major league rookie on a major league team, and he was the first Negro league player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige is often considered one of the most talented and entertaining pitchers of any race to have ever played baseball. This engaging narrative of both his successes and struggles introduces young readers to America's complicated racial and political landscape in the early twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978510814
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Stars of the Negro Leagues
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Early Years 11

Chapter 2 Paige's Professional Career Begins 25

Chapter 3 Searching for an Integrated Team 43

Chapter 4 A Fresh Start 60

Chapter 5 The Pros and Cons of Integration 74

Negro Leagues in the Hall of Fame 89

Timeline 91

Glossary 96

Further Reading 99

Index 101

About the Author 104

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