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.