Something to Prove

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Something to Prove

The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio

By Robert Skead; Rob Skead; Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

Carolrhoda Books, Library Binding, 9780761366195, 29pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2013

In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to callNSatchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African-American players, and they faced off against a team of white major leaguers plus young DiMaggio. Illustrations.