I Found Someone to Play With
By: Mary Angelo
About the Book
Larry was an outfield start in our country’s historical American Negro league. He later befriended and barnstormed with one of the 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, homerun power, impeccable spd, and a rocket arm earned the selection of two East-West All-Star games in 1985 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).
Larry said, “I found someone to play with!” and it was his friend Satch!
Larry LeGrande is an unsung hero from our historical American Negro Baseball Leagues who has a story to tell about being a Negro baseball player in America’s terrifying era of human conflict and Negro oppression; he had the spirit and perseverance to overcome immense cultural, personal, political and professional challenges.