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The Resource "If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Donald Spivey

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

Label
"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Title
"If you were only white"
Title remainder
the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Statement of responsibility
Donald Spivey
Title variation
Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 reveals Paige to have been much more than just a blazing fastball pitcher. Spivey follows Paige from his birth in Alabama in 1906 to his death in Kansas City in 1982, detailing the challenges Paige faced battling the color line in America and recounting his tests and triumphs in baseball. He also opens up Paige's private life during and after his playing days, introducing readers to the man who extended his social, cultural, and political reach beyond the limitations associated with his humble background and upbringing."--Dust jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Spivey, Donald
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.P3
LC item number
S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sports and American culture series
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  • Paige, Satchel
  • Baseball players
  • African American baseball players
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Negro leagues
Label
"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Donald Spivey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-333) and index
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
Control code
ocn767565928
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780826219787
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)767565928
Label
"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Donald Spivey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 319-333) and index
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
Control code
ocn767565928
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxv, 347 p.
Isbn
9780826219787
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)767565928
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