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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (60 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leroy “Satchel” Paige Narrator: Edward Lewis Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781455175109
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Leroy “Satchel” Paige was forty-two years old when he became the first African American pitcher in the American League in 1948. Although he was the oldest rookie around, he had already become a legend. For twenty-two years, beginning in 1926, Paige dazzled fans with his performance in the Negro Major Leagues. He outlasted everyone by playing professional baseball, both in and out of the majors, until 1965. Struggle—against early poverty and racial discrimination—is an integral part of Paige’s story, as are his fast living and humorous point of view. His immortal advice—one of the most famous quotes in baseball—was, “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”

Maybe I’ll Pitch Forever is Paige’s autobiography, as told to David Lipman.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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, author, economics analyst and winner of the Bob Davids Award

  • “[Paige’s] breezy autobiography is colorful, spirited, conversational, and immodest.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “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.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 12/3/2012

    " Satchel Paige is the greatest voice in American literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Kistemann | 9/30/2010

    " I've read several books about old Satch, the guy is an immortal figure in baseball. I loved reading about Leroy (Satchel) Paige from his own perspective. Baseball will never have another pitcher like him. It's a true shame he was never allowed to pitch in the majors until he was 42. Loved the book "

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About the Author

Leroy “Satchel” Paige (1906–1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted from the Negro leagues.

About the Narrator

Edward Lewis (a.k.a. David Hilder) is a stage, film, and television actor. He has narrated unabridged audiobooks for over eighteen years and has recorded more than two hundred titles, spanning works of fiction and nonfiction.