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Satchel Paige

Author: David Shirley
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©1993.
Series: Black Americans of achievement.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English
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The story of the baseball Hall of Famer who was the first African American to pitch in the American League. This biography features Satchel Paige as an outstanding pitcher who faced discrimination & prejudice. His career spanned more than 40 years, in which he played for many years in the Negro Leagues before becoming the first black pitcher in the American League. There is an appendix of Paige's statistics.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: Satchel Paige; Leroy Paige; Satchel Paige
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Shirley
ISBN: 0791018806 9780791018804 0791019837 9780791019832
OCLC Number: 26299202
Description: 101 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Black Americans of achievement.
Responsibility: David Shirley ; [introductory essay by Coretta Scott King].

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The story of the baseball Hall of Famer who was the first African American to pitch in the American League. This biography features Satchel Paige as an outstanding pitcher who faced discrimination & prejudice. His career spanned more than 40 years, in which he played for many years in the Negro Leagues before becoming the first black pitcher in the American League. There is an appendix of Paige's statistics. Chronology, bibliography, & index. Part of the Black Americans of Achievement series. Describes the life and times of the Hall of Fame pitcher who gained wide-spread recognition in the Negro Leagues before becoming the first black pitcher in the American League.

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