Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brown Bag Lunch—Pride and Passion Featuring Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

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In Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye untangles myth from truth about this flawed yet majestic man. Tye shows us Satchel Paige as a self-promoter who selflessly fought to guarantee his teammates richer paydays. This new book also rewrites the history of the integration of baseball, with Satchel Paige in a starring role.

While many dismissed him as a Stepin Fetchit, Satchel was something else entirely: a quiet subversive. He pitched so spectacularly that he drew the spotlight first to himself, then to his all-black Kansas City Monarchs, and inevitably to the Monarchs’ rookie second baseman Jackie Robinson. In the process, Satchel, even more than Jackie, opened the door for African Americans to the national pastime and forever changed his sport and this nation. Wednesday, May 19, noon.

Feed your body and mind at BPL's
Brown Bag Lunch programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 4th floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place.

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