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Satchel Paige's Biography

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted from the Negro leagues.

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  • John McGrath: Pleasing baseball’s fans worth the risk of riling up the ...

      News Source: The Olympia | 5 days ago
    On July 3, 1977, during the second game of a doubleheader, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jim Spencer did something that angered the Minnesota Twins and created some angst among his own teammates. After hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the
  • Wichita has lively, interesting – even rowdy – past

      News Source: Wichita Eagle | 8 days ago
    Sure, there may be a few streets that sag here and there but overall, the old girl is holding up. When Wichita's first plats were drawn up by William Greiffenstein and Darius Munger in the spring of 1870, brown wrapping paper was used to mark the
  • 5 that surprise: Maddux and Thomas

      News Source: Chicago Tribune | 8 days ago
    Here are five little known things about 2014 Hall of Famers Greg Maddux of the Cubs and Braves and Frank Thomas of the White Sox. Maddux Began playing Little League baseball in Spain, where he lived (Madrid) from ages 4 to 10 because his father was

Satchel Paige Blogs

  • Why June 2? Satchel — Brent Bourgeois

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    June 2 1953 On the same day that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned: Satchel Paige, the great Negro League pitcher who got his chance in the Big Leagues long after his prime, and at an age most ballplayers were retired, pitched 3 innings of ...
  • Free Fun in Austin: District Days at Historic Downs Field

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Located in East Austin, Downs Field was once home to the Negro Baseball League's Austin Black Senators and has seen the likes of baseball greats Satchel Paige, Willie Wells, Buck O'Neil and Jackie Robinson. Saturday, May 10th | 12 noon ..
  • Ted Williams - The Splendid Splinter | Legion Report

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    I've been a very lucky guy to have worn a baseball uniform, and I hope someday the names of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson in some way can be added as a symbol of the great Negro players who are not here only because they weren't ...

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