By Dan Gutman

"You wanna recognize who threw the quickest pitch ever?" Many baseball gamers declare that Satchel Paige used to be the quickest pitcher within the background of the sport. Stosh and his trainer, turn Valentini, are on a challenge to determine. With radar gun in tow, they shuttle again to 1942 and watch Satch pitch to strength hitter Josh Gibson within the Negro League global sequence. They quickly examine that every little thing approximately Satch is fast—whether it’s his speaking, using, or getaways. yet is he quite the quickest pitcher who ever lived? This baseball card experience is a whirlwind of pleasure, drama, and curveballs—starring one of many liveliest athletes within the video game!

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The Bronzed Bambino. Prob’bly the greatest hitter in baseball history. Hey Josh, is it true you hit 84 homers 57 DAN G UTMAN in 1936? 600 one year? ” “It’s true,” Gibson sighed. ” The greatest hitter in baseball history? I had never even heard of him. I looked at Josh Gibson more closely. His eyes looked weary. There was a sadness in them. “Numbers don’t mean nothin’,” one of the other players said. “I remember this one time we were playin’ in Pittsburgh and Josh hit one outta sight. Looked like it was never gonna come down.

You won’t have to run. ” Flip handed me the Satchel Paige card. I closed my eyes and concentrated. “You boys be careful, now,” Mom said. ” “I’m always careful, Mom,” I said. “Don’t worry. ” “Joey, you take care of Mr. ” “And Mr. ” “Yes, Mrs. ” “Please fasten your seat belts and put your tray tables in the upright and locked position,” my mother said. “Mom, I can’t concentrate,” I said. “Would you mind, uh . ” “Okay, okay. ” Mom said. She kissed me on the forehead. ” I heard her footsteps tramp up the stairs.

Well, that was that. I gave it my best shot. Baseball historians would just have to keep on speculating which pitcher was the fastest. I hung up with Flip and went upstairs to take off my uniform. Then I got started on my homework. Later that night, I was playing a computer game when the phone rang. My mom picked it up and hollered that Flip was calling for me. “I thought it over,” Flip said. ” 23 4 Our Guy FLIP’S FAN CLUB IS A LITTLE STORE IN A STRIP MALL OFF Shelbyville Road on the east side of Louisville.

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