Thursday, July 07, 2011

Happy Birthday, Satchell

Satchel Paige
Today in 1905 (or possibly 1906) Satchel Paige, the greatest pitcher ever to play the game, was born. He dominated the Negro Leagues, and finally played Major League Baseball after the color line was broken - a fifty-year-old rookie whose record was 6–1, with a 2.48 ERA, 2 shutouts, 43 strikeouts, 22 walks and 61 base hits allowed in 72 2/3 innings.

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