Satchel Paige

by Lesa Cline-Ransome


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.

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Copyright year 2003
ISBN-13 9780689856815
ISBN-10 0689856814
Class Copyright
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 32
Shelf No. GW991
Grade Range 1 - 5
Ages 6 - 10
Lexile 900L
Curriculums Chicago Skyline Trademarks