Gutman, Dan. Satch and Me.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position::Brief Article - Children's Review - Book Review

GUTMAN, Dan. Satch and me. (A Baseball Card Adventure.) HarperCollins. 192p. illus, bibliog. c2006.0-06-059491-8. $15.99. (Lib. bdg: 0-06059492-6. $16.89.) J*

In this seventh adventure featuring Stosh, a 13-year-old with the ability to travel back in time, he and his Little League baseball coach, Flip, try to find out who threw the fastest pitch ever. Legend has it that the great Satchel Paige was the fastest, but there are no baseball cards of Negro League players (there are some pointed comments on the cruelty and unfairness of Jim Crow in this novel)--and Stosh has always needed a player's baseball card in order to time travel. Luckily, Stosh finds an old photo postcard that does the trick, and he and Flip, armed with a radar gun, find themselves in Spartanburg, South Caroline, back in 1942. They get a ride with Satchel himself and watch him play in a...

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