Maybe I'll Pitch Forever
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2009
Duration: 6 hours 52 minutes
Satchel Paige was forty-two 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 twenty-two 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.