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Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  31 May 1981 (USA)
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Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for ... See full summary »

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Mama Paige (as Tommie Stewart)
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Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues and later in the major leagues. Traces his life from his troubled youth, including his life in a detention school for Negroes, to his highs and lows in baseball and in his personal life. Written by Jerry Milani <jmilani@ix.netcom.com>

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A História de Leroy 'Satchel' Paige  »

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Jim Davis' final film. See more »

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Right after a White Sox player steals a home run from Josh Gibson, Charlie Gehringer is said to hit a ball into left-center field. We see the ball hit in that direction, the outfielder break to the camera's left, but when he fields the ball and throws home, a foul line (the Right field foul line) is to his right, and as the runner from first scores, the ball comes from the first base side (Right field) to the catcher. See more »

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Don't Look Back
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Music by Jack Elliott
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Andrae Crouch
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No justice yet for Satchel Paige
9 August 2002 | by (Hopkins, Missouri) – See all my reviews

Satchel Paige is a true American folk hero. The reason I gave this movie such a low rating is simply, how can you tell the story of this man in a standard length movie? It cannot be done anymore than it could have been done for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. There is to much to Paige and no short movie can do justice to what many believe could have been the greatest pitcher in major league baseball. If, he would only have been given the chance. All this movie does is give one a taste for more. It is nothing more than a cheap, quickie which should have been at least a mini series.


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