“Don’t Look Back: The Story of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige” is a 1981 made-for-TV biographical film directed by Richard A. Colla. The movie explores the life of Satchel Paige, highlighting his journey from a troubled youth in a detention school to becoming a star pitcher in both the Negro Leagues and the Major Leagues.

The film notably shows Paige’s evolution from a 1920s barnstormer to the first black pitcher in the American League. It serves as a compelling narrative of Paige’s struggles and triumphs, showcasing the racial barriers he overcame on his path to baseball stardom.

Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige | May 31, 1981 (United States) 7
Director: Richard A. CollaWriter: Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, Ronald RubinStars: Louis Gossett Jr., Beverly Todd, Cleavon LittleSummary: 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.


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