Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow

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Baseball Hall of Famer Leroy 'Satchel' Paige changed the face of the game in a career that spanned five decades.

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Much has been written about this larger-than-life pitcher, but when it comes to Paige, fact does not separate easily from fiction. A tall, lanky fireballer, he was arguably the Negro League's hardest thrower, most entertaining storyteller, and greatest gate attraction. Now the Center for Cartoon Studies turns a graphic novelist's eye to Paige's story. Told from the point of view of a sharecropper, this compelling narrative follows Paige from game to game as he travels throughout the segregated South. In stark prose and powerful graphics, author and artist share the story of a sports hero, role model, consummate showman, and era-defining American.

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Author James Sturm / Rich Tommaso
Publisher Hyperion Books
Page Count 96pp
Publication Size 6.5 x 9.75
Publication Notes Softcover, Color
Publication Date December 28, 2007
ISBN 978-0786839018

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