Over the protests of second baseman Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige intentionally walks two batters to load the bases for Homestead Grays slugger Josh Gibson. Gibson taunts the Kansas City Monarchs ace. “Ain’t nobody scared of Satchel Paige,” he says. “Anybody seen Satchel Paige? I reckon he ain’t coming ‘round here today.” Observing the unfolding drama, a breathless broadcaster says, “Grab the children, Cornelia, a big storm is brewing here today.” “This here’s my last inning, big man,” Paige says before getting Gibson to chase a high fastball for strike one. Gibson launches the second pitch over the right field fence…

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