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Satchel Paige

Enjoyed reading a few … well, what to call them? They’re not exactly graphic novels since they deal with real-life figures.. Anyway… The first was 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, which is described as a graphic novel on the dust cover. Written/drawn by Wilfred Santiago and published by Fantographic Books last year, this is […]

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National Pastime Radio

July 20, 2012

John Klima discusses his latest book, Bushville Wins!: The Wild Saga of the 1957 Milwaukee Braves and the Screwballs, Sluggers, and Beer Swiggers Who Canned the New York Yankees and Changed Baseball, on WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR presence. In the “here’s something you don’t see everyday” department, author Don Spivey wants his biography on Satchel Paige […]

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Intro: As previously stated, the recent election of Robert Alomar and Bert Blyleven got me to thinking: how many Hall of Famers have had books written about them or penned their own stories. Here are the results. Again, this is not an all-inclusive list; almost all juvenile titles have been omitted. * * * Hal […]

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner

November 13, 2010

Congrats to Tim Sackett, winner of the October Bookshelf Give-Away: Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, by Larry Tye. The book was named winner of the two top baseball literary awards: The Seymour Medal from the Society for American baseball Research, and Spitball Magazine‘s Casey Award. The November book will be another […]

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The exact date of birth of the American icon has been in dispute for many years. Books on Paige include: Maybe I’ll Pitch Forever, by Paige with David Lipman Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, by Larry Tye (read my Q&A with Tye here) Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, by James […]

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In addition to my mini-review on Timothy Gay’s latest baseball title in the baseball , here is a sampling of others: Steve Penn, Kansas City Star: “There’s nothing like a good baseball story. And the era of barnstorming, when black players competed against white players despite the color ban, is full of good baseball stories.” […]

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The baseball historian discusses and signs Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson at 7 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac. Free. 314-994-3300, slcl.org.

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* Hats off to Larry

March 21, 2010

Congratulations to Larry Tye, whose biography Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend was named winner of Spitball Magazine‘s Casey Award and the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research. Read (most of) it on Googlebooks.

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Congratulations to Larry Tye. His biography on Satchel Paige won a spot on The New York Times list of the year’s “notable books.” It’s the only baseball title on this exclusive roster, though not the only sports book. Tye’s critically-acclaimed offering is joined by Andre Agassi’s Open.

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* Bits and pieces

October 21, 2009

The Daily Reflector ran this piece on Chasing Moonlight. Moonlight Graham was a North Carolina product. Bronx Banter ran a Q&A with Arnold Hano, author of the acclaimed A Day in the Bleachers, his account of the first game of the 1954 World Series. BaseballDigest.com’s review of Satchel, by Larry Tye. Upshot: “Before I read […]

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I don’t often read baseball fiction these days. I find them too hit-or-miss, pardon the metaphor. One problem is that authors often employ too much exposition, as if their readership knows nothing about the game. Those who do know a fair deal about how baseball is played or its history, might find this boring and […]

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* Baseball theater

July 20, 2009

Channel surfing over the weekend. Found a few baseball flicks of varying quality. Don’t Look Back: The Story of Leroy “Satchel” Paige, a 1981 biopic starring Lou Gossett, Jr. as Paige, Cleavon Little as some annoying sidekick named “Rabbit,” and Clifton Davis as Cool Papa Bell. Came in on a scene where Paige is auditioning […]

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Larry Tye, author of the critically-acclaimed new biography of Satchel Paige, is a busy (and happy) man these days, making the rounds of TV and radio shows and enjoying reading the favorable reviews as they pile up. He was gracious enough to take some time from his hectic schedule to answer a few questions from […]

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Born this date (or not) in 1906. Paige has returned to the public eye thanks to Larry Tye’s excellent new biography. Here’s a brief review from Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association (thanks to Greg Spira for the tip). And one more go around — for the time being, at least — on […]

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by Larry Tye (Random House). As appears on Bookreporter.com.

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From the Irish Times, this review of Tye’s new book. Upshot: [F]ormer Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye has done a fine job of separating fact from fiction in Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend , published by Random House. Combing through back issues of black-audience newspapers of the day and the memoirs […]

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* Review: Satchel

June 29, 2009

The Christian Science Monitor published this review of Larry Tye’s well-received biography of the Negro League legend. Upshot: It’s about time somebody wrote a good biography of Satchel Paige, the great baseball pitcher, personality, showman, and entrepreneur. In Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, journalist Larry Tye has done just that. Likewise, […]

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The New York Times’ Janet Maslin published this review of Larry Tye’s new biography of the great Paige. Upshot: “All the African-American luminaries had climbed to the top of their fields, but none did it with Satchel’s over-the-top style and charm,” Mr. Tye claims. “And none of the others had been seen up close by […]

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Several baseball items have popped up on NPR shows in recent days: Larry Tye, author of the new biography Satchel: The Life and Times of An American Legend, was a guest on Fresh Air. You can hear the show here as well as read an excerpt from the book. *** Brian Lehrer had this segment […]

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Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye, due June 9. For more information, visit LarryTye.com.

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