Describes the baseball career of the Cleveland Indians pitcher, Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Satchel Paige was one of the most talented, enduring, and entertaining pitchers ever to play the game of baseball, black or white. Legendary white players such as Dizzy Dean and Joe DiMaggio claimed he was the best pitcher they ever went up against. His career spanned thirty years, dozens of teams, and several leagues, including the Negro and integrated major leagues. The books lavish illustrations trace the wild twists and turns of Paige's career while beautifully capturing a moment in American history that was as troubled as it was triumphant.