Satchel Paige

Birthdate 7/7/1905
Death Date 6/8/1982
Debut Year 1948
Year of Induction 1971
Teams Athletics, Browns, Indians, Negro Leagues
Position Pitcher

Satchel Paige pitched in two All Star games after the age of 45. His last big league appearance came after his 59th birthday.

In the collection:

Satchel Paige agrees to an interview on ABC

Satchel Paige agrees to an interview on ABC

Don’t Look Back was the title of the book and movie about the life and times of Satchel Paige. In the collection is a contract Paige signed in agreement to be interviewed on ABC radio about the book and movie. At the bottom of the contract, a brief introduction of Paige is
Paige had two All Star seasons in his three years with the St. Louis Browns

Paige had two All Star seasons in his three years with the St. Louis Browns

Satchel Paige signed with the Browns at age 45 and made two All Star teams in his three seasons with St. Louis. This sort of performance is what made Paige a legend. For over 20 years he toiled away in the Negro Leagues, a victim of
Buck O'Neil lists Paige on the RHP on his All Time Negro League team

Buck O'Neil lists Paige on the RHP on his All Time Negro League team

Hall of Fame voters recognized Satchel Paige as one of the greatest pitchers to play the game. The legendary Buck O’Neil also lists Paige as his right-handed pitcher on his All Time Negro League All Stars. A quick glance down the list finds it peppered with other Hall of Fame players.
1935 PCL scorecard signed by Satchel Paige and others

1935 PCL scorecard signed by Satchel Paige and others

According to PSAcard.com, Paige often signed his first name with two “L” letters at the end. Shown here is one such example. Paige has autographed the inside of a 1935 Pacific Coast League game-day scorecard. Along with the Paige are the signatures of Hall of Fame shortstop Arky Vaughan,
Closeup of Satchel Paige autograph

Closeup of Satchel Paige autograph

Of the five men whose signature decorate the scorecard, Satchel Paige demands the most interest. Certainly Arky Vaughan’s autograph is more rare and more expensive but the exploits of the great Negro League pitcher are more
Paige pitched in MLB until almost 60 - Jim Gosger was his last batter

Paige pitched in MLB until almost 60 - Jim Gosger was his last batter

It was supposed to be a mere publicity stunt. Athletics owner Charlie Finley signed Satchel Paige to a one-day contract to take the mound on Satchel Paige night. Hoping to boost attendance, Finley was a true showman,

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