Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Satchel Paige

In King of the Mound, 12-year-old Nick gets to know and is inspired by the great pitcher, Satchel Paige.  Satchel Paige was a baseball legend who played in both the Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball.  He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.  Find out all about him, read famous quotes and see photographs at the Official Satchel Paige Website.

Satchel Paige by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Examines the life of the legendary baseball player, who was the first African-American to pitch in a Major League World Series.

Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe DiMaggio by Robert Skead

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call, Satchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African-American players, and they faced off against a team of white major leaguers plus young DiMaggio.

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