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Maybe I'll Pitch Forever

Di: LeRoy Satchel Paige,David Lipman
Letto da: Edward Lewis
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Sintesi dell'editore

Satchel Paige was 42 years old when he became the first Black pitcher in the American League in 1948. Although the oldest rookie around, he was already a legend. For 22 years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled throngs with his performance in the Negro Baseball Leagues. Then he outlasted everyone by playing professional baseball, in and out of the majors, until 1965. Struggle against early poverty and racial discrimination was part of Paige's story. So was fast living and a humorous point of view. This is his autobiography, as told to David Lipman.

Public Domain (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

"Lipman...has preserved the flavor and cadence of Paige's conversation and writes his story honestly, avoiding neither the tragedies nor the escapades which mark his career." (Booklist

"Not only was Satchel Paige an amazing athlete, he was one of the great American humorists in the tradition of Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and Yogi Berra. The most famous black player of his era shines through the pages of this remarkable autobiography." (John B. Holway)

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  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Ruth Glass
  • Ruth Glass
  • 29/09/2009

Wrong Reader

I just couldn't listen to the reader of this book. His voice was not suited at all to the words he was reading or the world he was supposed to represent. I had to quit after half an hour.

7 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Karen
  • Karen
  • 03/06/2015

Narrator Ruined the Soul Of The Story

Maybe I was just spoiled from the times we could listen to the great Buck O'Neil recount stories from the Negro Leagues.

The narrator was all wrong for this audio book. Ended up returning the item within the first 5 minutes. I read this book previously and it is full of soul-something completely missing here.

They should have asked anyone down at the wonderful Negro League Museum to narrate this book. This narrator didn't give this justice. I am not faulting the narrator himself as he may be very good in other instances, but the fault lies with whoever matched up this book with that narrator.

4 persone l'hanno trovata utile

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Tom
  • Tom
  • 22/10/2011

A Story That Will Live Forever

Being an autobiography certain details were left out, which makes more vivid how Satchel Paige saw himself. This is a rich history, full of insight.

The only blemish is that the reader mispronounces Bill Veeck's name at every occurance. It is Veeck as in Wreck (Bill Veeck's 1962 Autobiography) Bill Veeck was very important to Satchel Paige and he endeavored to integrate baseball long before Branch Rickey did. It is regretable that neither the gentleman reading, nor the audio editor, got this right. It takes away from the book at each utterance.

Don't let one blemish cause you to hesitate if you are inclined to listen to the greatest pitcher of all time tell you his tale. I found it enthralling.

After this you may want to listen to "We Are The Ship" which adds a wealth of information about the Negro Leagues Satchel Paige describes in part.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Danielle Atchison
  • Danielle Atchison
  • 29/11/2022

The Legend

A wonderful memoir! My only wish is that Satchel Paige could've read it aloud himself.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Eric T
  • Eric T
  • 20/08/2022

Veeck as In Wreck

Great story ruined by a repeated mispronunciation of Bill Veeck’s name. Producer/audio talent should have done a better job.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Taco Papi Guapo
  • Taco Papi Guapo
  • 15/04/2022

Old Satch

True Legend! Learn what it's like to be the greatest pitcher that ever was. Listened start to finish without a break.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di DonnaMarie113
  • DonnaMarie113
  • 09/04/2022

Couldn't Listen

For a great player with a great story, they should have had a black person (or at least someone who sounded like a black person) narrating this story.

  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Barry
  • Barry
  • 18/01/2022

Terrible narration ruins a good story

You probably want to read this book because you’re fascinated by Satchel Paige, baseball, and the Negro leagues. There’s lots of good stories for sure.

However, using a White narrator who does not even know the correct pronunciation of the last name of Bill Veeck was a disaster. The Director bears responsibility as well. There was no aspect of the reading that seemed natural, compelling, or informative. I would love to have this book re-published with an African-American narrator knowledgeable about baseball and a Director who knows how the names of the players against whom the main character completed or pronounced.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di mike lee
  • mike lee
  • 11/12/2021

Narration was the worst I've ever heard.

Narrator sounded like he wanted to get the reading over with and cash his check before the bank closed.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
Immagine del profilo di Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 25/02/2021

overall 👌

Good Listen. The readers voice didn't necessarily go with the story being told, but good none the less.