Good Book- Well Researched- Always enjoy reading about Satchel Paige and Dizzy Dean- Both two of the great characaters of the game.
In Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert, Gay does an excellent job of chronicling the interracial baseball exhibitions before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947.
In "Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert", Timothy M. Gay brings to life the largely forgotten story of the interracial barnstorming games of the 1930s and 1940s.
"Satch, Dizzy, and Rapid Robert" makes wonderful history. Despite my age, the 1930s games between MLB and NL stars had never reached my eyes and ears. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by Al Oickle
I love baseball history and this seems like prime territory to goldmine--the old barnstorming off-season baseball tours when blacks and whites would play against and even with each... Read morePublished on October 13, 2011 by Brian Maitland
Good Book- Well Researched- Always enjoy reading about Satchel Paige and Dizzy Dean- Both two of the great characaters of the game.Published on September 29, 2011 by Scooter Barry
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK BY TIMOTHY GRAY. HE GIVES US A LOT OF FACTS AND GAME BY GAME REPORT OF A SIGNIFICANT ERA IN BASEBALL AND ALSO IN THE UNITED STATES. Read morePublished on May 6, 2011 by COOL JEWEL
On page 157 the author states that the "class D Des Moines Demons" were interested in Bob Feller. The Des Moines Demons were in the class "A" Western League in the 1930's. Read morePublished on February 2, 2011 by tachyon
The sub-title is somewhat misleading as I did not find the book to be very wild. Nevertheless I believe most readers would consider this book a good introduction into the lives of... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Indian Prairie Public Library
I was really disappointed with this book. I was hoping to learn more about Paige, Dean, and Feller than this book tells. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Judith C. Kinney
Summoning the same engrossing prose with which he penned his seminal 2007 biography of Tris Speaker, Tim Gay once again fills in an otherwise headshaking gap in the literary... Read morePublished on May 29, 2010 by Bill Scheft
Tim Gay's second book is a detailed, entertaining account of an under-reported period in baseball history: the integrated barnstorming tours between major league and Negro League... Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by Jacob Pomrenke