Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige
Birthdate 7/7/1906
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 MLB All Star games after the age of 45. His last big league appearance came after his 59th birthday.

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Satchel Paige was one of baseball's greatest drawing cards

Satchel Paige was one of baseball's greatest drawing cards

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 w
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 baseball’s color barrier. Even the great Mickey Mantle, one o
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.
Satchel Paige pitched often against MLB players in the off season

Satchel Paige pitched often against MLB players in the off season

Despite the color barrier, Negro Leaguers often faced off against their MLB counterparts. These contests took place in the off-season and helped augment the income of the players involved. Shown here is a lineup of Negro League stars called the Philadelphia Royal Giants. They squared off against Diz
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, bringing out a rocking chair for Pagie to sit in before the start of the game. The

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