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“Satchel: The Life & Times of an American Legend”

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Join my guest Larry Tye to discuss his book “Satchel: The Life & Times of an American Legend.” This is the first biography on Satchel Paige, the premier pitcher of the Negro Leagues. Having interviewed more than 200 veteran fellow players of the Negro and Major Leagues, Tye is able to flesh out the Satchel Paige persona. Through the years in Jim Crow Alabama to his time with the all-black Monarchs, one of the powerhouses in segregated colored ball, Tye dissects Satchel's mastery of pitching, his accuracy, power and velocity, and signature pitch, the sizzler.

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