Satchel Paige

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An African American named Leroy ʺSatchelʺ Paige was one of the greatest baseball pitchers that ever lived, but baseball was a segregated sport, so Satchel played in the Negro Leagues. He could strikeout the best hitters with his unique pitching styles, and even though Satchel found what he was looking for as he started a family, he couldn’t keep away from his only true love— baseball. (Pearson Reading Street, 2010)

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