Larry Tye: "Satchel" (Random House)
Satchel Paige may have been the greatest pitcher in baseball history. the Negro-League star possessed a blazing fastball and helped pave the way for the integration of baseball. The life and legend of Satchel Paige.
former medical journalist at "The Boston Globe" and author of "The Father of Spin," "Home Lands," "Rising from the Rails," and "Shock" (with Kitty Dukakis)