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The pitcher and the dictator : Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic

Author: Averell Smith
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soon after Satchel Paige arrived at spring training in 1937 to pitch for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, he and five of his teammates, including Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, were lured to the Dominican Republic with the promise of easy money to play a short baseball tournament in support of the country's dictator, Rafael Trujillo. As it turned out, the money wasn't so easy. After Paige and his friends arrived on the
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Smith, Averell.
Pitcher and the dictator.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017036451
Named Person: Satchel Paige; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina; Satchel Paige; Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Averell Smith
ISBN: 9781496206695 149620669X 9781496206718 1496206711
OCLC Number: 1015269584
Notes: Machine generated contents note: Preface: Recovery of a Lost History 1. Trujillo City 2. Time to Get a Job 3. Show Me the Money 4. Chapita 5. The Americans 6. A Long, Lanky Black Boy by the Name of Satchell 7. Trujillo Es El Jefe 8. Opening Day Away 9. Royal Prerogative 10. Total Catastrophe 11. The Stars Arrive 12. Despues de la Victoria 13. Nuevos Rumbos 14. Black Babe Ruth 15. Fiesta de la Chapita 16. The Maestro's Coda 17. The Heartbreaking End of Josh Gibson 18. The Fall of Trujillo 19. The Persevering Paige 20. "El Gamo" 21. Y Otras Epilogue: Tenth Inning Appendix: Notes on Paige's Magical Pitching Notes Bibliography Index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Epigraph --
Contents --
List of Illustrations --
Preface --
1. Trujillo City --
2. Time to Get a Job --
3. Show Me the Money --
4. Chapita --
5. The Americans --
6. A Long, Lanky Black Boy by the Name of Satchell --
7. Trujillo Es El Jefe --
8. Opening Day Away --
9. Royal Prerogative --
10. Total Catastrophe --
11. The Stars Arrive --
12. Después de la Victoria --
13. Nuevos Rumbos --
14. Black Babe Ruth --
15. Fiesta de la Chapita --
16. The Maestroâ#x80;#x99;s Coda --
17. The Heartbreaking End of Josh Gibson --
18. The Fall of Trujillo --
19. The Persevering Paige --
20. â#x80;#x9C;El Gamoâ#x80;#x9D; --
21. Y Otras --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About Averell â#x80;#x9C;Aceâ#x80;#x9D; Smith --
Illustrations.
Responsibility: Averell "Ace" Smith.

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