Satchel Paige was the single most important player in the old Negro Baseball Leagues in an era when baseball was segregated. He was an extraordinary athlete and a genuine original who played the game for forty years on makeshift rural sandlots and in major league ballparks against the best in the game. In 1948 he triumphed in the major leagues as a 42-year old rookie and solidified his position as an American hero and confirmed his status as one of the greats of the game. Paige became the first Negro Leaguer to win induction into baseball’s Hall of Fame. His is a compelling story that illustrates much about the times and the plight of Black Americans. This documentary remembers a true baseball immortal and paints a vivid portrait of American Society in transition."
Cargo Film & Releasing, 2009.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Cargo Film & Releasing in 2009.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Davidson, Craig, film director.
Cargo Film & Releasing (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst