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This week Dave is recommending "Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend" by Larry Tye.
"As his Kansas City Monarchs teammate, the great Buck O'Neil, once said, 'The stories about Satchel are legendary, and some of them are even true.' The annals of baseball history are filled with characters as famous for their eccentric personalities as their achievements on the field. This was true of Satchel Paige, who was likely the greatest pitcher of all time as well as a remarkable character who loved life and somehow managed to continue playing professionally into his 60s. In this biography of him, Tye tries to separate fact from legend and show us how Paige fit in with a cast that included Jim Crow, a religious cult, gangsters, a Caribbean dictator, and a nation obsessed with baseball."

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