Larry LeGrande the Last Member of the Satchel Paige All-Stars. Larry was an outfield star in our country’s historical American Negro League. He later befriended and barnstormed with one of Major League Baseball’s most legendary greats, Satchel Paige. Larry was a consistent .300-plus hitter with the ability to hit the ball to all fields, home run power, impeccable speed, and a rocket arm that earned the selection of two East-West All-Star games in 1958 and 1959.
He played for the Memphis Red Sox (1957), Detroit Stars (Detroit Clowns) (1958), Kansas City Monarchs/NY Yankees Minor League/St. Petersburg Saints (1959) and went on to play with the Satchel Paige All-Stars (1960–1964).
This book is based on a series of interviews with Larry LeGrande and shaped into his life journey. Historical events and climate are sprinkled into this incredible true story to give the reader a sense of external forces that hovered and sometimes threatened people who lived, worked and played in the era of this country we know as the United States of America.
Sounds like you had quite the trip down to Alabama? As I just replied on the blog, our San Diego Padres are about to host the NY Mets and I managed to get my dad and step mom free tickets to the game on Wednesday, June 2nd at Petco Park.