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A Giant Is Returned to the Earth
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TitleA Giant Is Returned to the Earth
AbstractPhotos and article about the funeral for Satchel Paige, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and former member of the Kansas City Monarchs baseball team dying in 1982. Description of his battles with racial bigotry through his career and eulogies at his funeral, etc.
NotesPage 18A: "In his eulogy, Mr. [Emanuel] Cleaver recalled being with Mr. Paige a week earlier when a baseball field near 51st Street and Swope Parkway was named in his honor. ..'Although Satchel Paige was never able to enjoy the financial success of today's black ballplayers,' he said [']he was able to expose and embarrass the patrons of segregated baseball.['] 'How could anyone justify for long denying a man from pitching in the major leagues who could throw a ball 100 miles per hour with pinpoint accuracy? How preposterous and witless it was.'"
DateJune 13, 1982
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Paige, Satchel
PageA1, A18
SubjectBaseball
Baseball players
Segregation
Local SubjectAfrican Americans
Paige, Leroy R. (Satchel)
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID118145
CONTENTdm number25959
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