Jim Gosger

Jim Gosger
Birthdate11/6/1942
Death Date
Debut Year1963
Year of Induction
Teams Athletics, Expos, Mets, Pilots, Red Sox
Positions Center Field, First Base, Left Field, Right Field

Boston’s Jim Gosger was the last batter 59-year old Satchel Paige faced in his final big league game, a scoreless performance of three innings. 

 

 

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Satchel Paige was 59 years old when he threw his last MLB pitch to Jim Gosger

Satchel Paige was 59 years old when he threw his last MLB pitch to Jim Gosger

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, bringing out a rocking chair for Pagie to sit in before the start of the game. Th
Satchel Paige remains one of the best known players ever produced by the Negro Leagues

Satchel Paige remains one of the best known players ever produced by the Negro Leagues

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 written, “He was in t

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