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The Resource The pitcher and the dictator : Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic, Averell "Ace" Smith

The pitcher and the dictator : Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic, Averell "Ace" Smith

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The pitcher and the dictator : Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic
Title
The pitcher and the dictator
Title remainder
Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic
Statement of responsibility
Averell "Ace" Smith
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Soon after Satchel Paige arrived at spring training in 1937 to pitch for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, he and five of his teammates, including Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, were lured to the Dominican Republic with the promise of easy money to play a short baseball tournament in support of the country's dictator, Rafael Trujillo. As it turned out, the money wasn't so easy. After Paige and his friends arrived on the island, they found themselves under the thumb of Trujillo, known by Dominicans for murdering those who disappointed him. In the initial games, the Ciudad Trujillo all-star team floundered. Living outside the shadow of segregation, Satchel and his recruits spent their nights carousing and their days dropping close games to their rivals, who were also stocked with great players. Desperate to restore discipline, Trujillo tapped the leader of his death squads to become part of the team management. The American players believed they might be lined up and shot if they lost the tournament. When Paige's team ultimately rallied to win, it barely registered with Trujillo, who a few months later ordered the killings of fifteen thousand Haitians at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Paige and his teammates returned to the states to face banishment from the Negro Leagues, but ironically they barnstormed across America wearing their Trujillo All-Stars uniforms. The Pitcher and the Dictator is an extraordinary story of race, politics, and some of the greatest baseball players ever assembled, playing high-stakes baseball in support of one of the Caribbean's cruelest dictators."--
  • "How Satchel Paige spent one season playing for the dictator Rafael Trujillo's team in the Dominican Republic"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Smith, Averell
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV865.P3
LC item number
S64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Paige, Satchel
  • Trujillo Molina, Rafael LeÃ3nidas
  • Dragones de Ciudad Trujillo (Baseball team)
  • Baseball
  • Dominican Republic
  • Pitchers (Baseball)
  • African American baseball players
Label
The pitcher and the dictator : Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic, Averell "Ace" Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Recovery of a Lost History -- Trujillo City -- Time to Get a Job -- Show Me the Money -- Chapita -- The Americans -- A Long, Lanky Black Boy by the Name of Satchell -- Trujillo Es El Jefe -- Opening Day Away -- Royal Prerogative -- Total Catastrophe -- The Stars Arrive -- Después de la Victoria -- Nuevos Rumbos -- Black Babe Ruth -- Fiesta de la Chapita -- The Maestro's Coda -- The Heartbreaking End of Josh Gibson -- The Fall of Trujillo -- The Persevering Paige -- "El Gamo" -- Y Otras -- Epilogue : Tenth Inning -- Appendix : Notes on Paige's Magical Pitching
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496205490
Lccn
2017036451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1009183218
Label
The pitcher and the dictator : Satchel Paige's unlikely season in the Dominican Republic, Averell "Ace" Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Recovery of a Lost History -- Trujillo City -- Time to Get a Job -- Show Me the Money -- Chapita -- The Americans -- A Long, Lanky Black Boy by the Name of Satchell -- Trujillo Es El Jefe -- Opening Day Away -- Royal Prerogative -- Total Catastrophe -- The Stars Arrive -- Después de la Victoria -- Nuevos Rumbos -- Black Babe Ruth -- Fiesta de la Chapita -- The Maestro's Coda -- The Heartbreaking End of Josh Gibson -- The Fall of Trujillo -- The Persevering Paige -- "El Gamo" -- Y Otras -- Epilogue : Tenth Inning -- Appendix : Notes on Paige's Magical Pitching
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 211 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781496205490
Lccn
2017036451
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1009183218

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