His topics include Satchel Paige
and the revival of the Negro Southern League 1926, Birmingham returns to the majors 1927, a new season and new name 1934, new leadership and a disputed championship 1952, Gatemouth Moore and white owners 1955, and a brief reprieve 1959.
Louis Browns' Satchel Paige
, at age 47, became the oldest player to appear in an All-Star Game.
Visitors will also learn about the history and contributions of Negro Leagues baseball as well as greats Satchel Paige
and Jackie Robinson.
For instance, the graphic novels Satchel Paige
: Striking Out Jim Crow (Sturm & Tommaso, 2007) and I Am Alfonso Jones (Medina, 2017) include powerful images that can be used to engage students in discussions about racism, discrimination, and segregation.
All the legendary baseball figures ranging from the Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige
, and Ty Cobb, to Joltin' Joe, Jackie Robinson, the Say Hey Kid played there.
A recent string of photos featured the immortal Satchel Paige
from his youth to the day he pitched in the big leagues at the age of 59.
Nonfiction works the quality of I Am Malala (Little, Brown, 2013), Satchel Paige
(Alladin, 2003/VOYA June 2002), The Family Romanov (Swartz & Wade, 2014/VOYA August 2014), and Kiss My Math (Hudson Street, 2008/VOYA October 2008) elucidate graphic design, nutrition and health, forensic medicine, primate and environmental research, and racial and gender equality.
In 1965, Lester was 16 years old when Satchel Paige
made his last appearance in the major leagues, a three-inning stint with the Kansas City Athletics.
At the end of the 1956 season, writer Oscar Fraley observed that Satchel Paige
was "a rounders robot who reportedly inspired Abner Doubleday to invent baseball." (1) That was after Paige had--at age 50--gone 11-4 with two shutouts, 13 saves, and a 1.86 ERA for the Miami Marlins of the International League.
Remember the saying that has been attributed to a number of people from Mark Twain to Satchel Paige
to Charles F.
"Visitors also learn about early Ketchikan teams, whose beach-based games were called due to high tide, and how some major league players, including Satchel Paige
, once played in the far North," she adds.