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!

Show description

Read or Download Satch & Me PDF

Best baseball books

Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, a Championship Season, and Fenway's Remarkable First Year

In anticipation of the single hundredth anniversary of America's so much liked ballpark, the untold tale of ways Fenway Park was once born and the amazing first season ever performed there.

For all that has been written in tribute to the good Fenway Park, not anyone has ever quite advised the behind-the-scenes actual tale of its delivery, development, and tumultuous but excellent first season - 1912. whereas the paint was once nonetheless drying and the infield nonetheless turning eco-friendly, the crimson Sox launched into an not likely season that may culminate in an international sequence conflict opposed to John McGraw's powerful Giants that stands as one of many maximum ever performed. Fenway Park made the entire distinction, assisting to show a standard workforce into the best in crimson Sox history.

Fenway 1912 tells the great story--and stories--of Fenway, from the architect whose creativity has helped Fenway Park stay suitable, to the lengthy wintry weather while neighborhood employees poured concrete and erected background, to the infamous fixers who then governed the sport, to the ragtag crew who introduced an international championship, Fenway's first.

Drawing on broad new study, that includes by no means ahead of obvious blueprints, esteemed baseball historian Glenn Stout gives you a striking tale of innovation, desperation, and perspiration, taking pictures Fenway Park as no different writer ever has.

A 2012 best TEN activities ebook of the 12 months, Booklist.

SEYMOUR MEDAL winner, "Best Baseball e-book of background or Biography 2011", and 2011 LARRY RITTER AWARD winner "Best publication of the Deadball Era" - The Society for American Baseball study.

Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius

A brand new York occasions bestseller

“Enormously enjoyable . . . Explores the query of no matter if a baseball lifer can really be a sad determine within the vintage sense—a guy destroyed by way of the very traits that made him nice. " — Wall highway Journal

“Bill Pennington offers long-overdue flesh to the cartoon . . . Pennington savors the dirt-kicking spectacles with out wasting sight of the fellow. ” — long island occasions publication Review[/b]
Even now, years after his dying, Billy Martin is still probably the most exciting and charismatic figures in baseball background. And the main misunderstood. A supervisor who's generally thought of to were a baseball genius, Martin is remembered extra for his rabble-rousing and public brawls at the box and rancid. He was once combative and intimidating, but endearing and beloved.

​In Billy Martin, invoice Pennington resolves those contradictions and pens the definitive tale of Martin’s existence. From his hardscrabble adolescence to his days at the Yankees within the Nineteen Fifties and during 16 years of coping with, Martin made convinced nobody ever neglected him. Drawing on exhaustive interviews and his personal time protecting Martin as a tender sportswriter, Pennington offers an intimate, revelatory, and eternally colourful tale of a really larger-than-life sportsman.
“The hair on my forearms used to be status up through the tip of the 5th paragraph of this book’s creation. I knew Billy Martin. I lined Billy Martin. yet I by no means knew him like this. ” — Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling writer of Francona
“An exhaustive, specified and engaging examine a baseball genius whose largest struggle may perhaps rather well were opposed to himself. ” — Tampa Tribune

Gateway to the Majors: Williamsport and Minor League Baseball (Keystone Book)

Drawing upon neighborhood Williamsport newspapers, broad oral histories from former gamers, baseball directors, boosters and lovers and infrequent picture collections, this paintings reconstructs the totality of the pro baseball event.

The Chalmers race : Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the controversial 1910 batting title that became a national obsession

In 1910 car mogul Hugh Chalmers provided an vehicle to the baseball participant with the top batting commonplace that season. What was once a batting race not like any sooner than or seeing that, among the best yet such a lot despised hitter, Detroit’s Ty Cobb, and the yank League’s first famous person, Cleveland’s well known Napoleon Lajoie.

Extra resources for Satch & Me

Example text

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.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 23 votes