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Satchel Paige
by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome


Overview - No one pitched like Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Fans packed the stands to see how many batters he could strike out in one game. He dazzled them with his unique pitching style, and he even gave nicknames to some of his trademark pitches -- there was the "hesitation," his magic slow ball, and the "bee ball," named because it would always "be" where he wanted it to be.  Read more...

 
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Overview
No one pitched like Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Fans packed the stands to see how many batters he could strike out in one game. He dazzled them with his unique pitching style, and he even gave nicknames to some of his trademark pitches -- there was the "hesitation," his magic slow ball, and the "bee ball," named because it would always "be" where he wanted it to be.
Follow Satch's career through these beautiful illustrations as he begins playing in the semipros and goes on to become the first African American to pitch in a major League World Series, and the first Negro Leaguer to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780689856815
  • ISBN-10: 0689856814
  • Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
  • Publish Date: January 2003
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10
  • Dimensions: 11.58 x 9.3 x 0.16 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
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