Something to Prove: The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio (Library Binding)
The Great Satchel Paige vs. Rookie Joe Dimaggio
Carolrhoda Books, 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.