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"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige

Author: Donald Spivey
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2012.
Series: Sports and American culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the legacy of one of the most exceptional athletes ever--an entertainer extraordinaire, a daring showman and crowd-pleaser, a wizard with a baseball whose artistry and antics on the mound brought fans out in the thousands to ballparks across the country. Leroy "Satchel" Paige was arguably one of the world's greatest pitchers and a premier star of Negro Leagues Baseball. But in this biography Donald Spivey  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spivey, Donald.
"If you were only white".
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2012
(OCoLC)806056101
Named Person: Satchel Paige; Satchel Paige
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Spivey
ISBN: 9780826219787 0826219780
OCLC Number: 767565928
Description: xxv, 347 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Warm-ups : a prelude --
Without a Satchel --
On the mount --
"If you were only white" --
Turning the Paige --
Blackballing the Great Depression --
How the West was won --
Baseball diplomacy --
The fugitive --
Lazarus --
Double V --
Integration --
Center stage in the white arena --
Ninth inning --
Extra innings.
Series Title: Sports and American culture series.
Other Titles: Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Responsibility: Donald Spivey.
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