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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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Characteristic
document
Dewey number
  • 796.357092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
LC call number
GV865.P3
LC item number
S65 2012
Series statement
Sports and American culture series
Label
"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Donald Spivey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-333) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
computer program
Content type code
cop
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
ssj0000743310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780826219787
Lccn
2014397121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations ;.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn767565928
Label
"If you were only white" : the life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Donald Spivey
Publication
Note
Electronic resource
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-333) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
computer program
Content type code
cop
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
ssj0000743310
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxv, 347 pages
Isbn
9780826219787
Lccn
2014397121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations ;.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn767565928

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