25 greatest baseball players who never played in the MLB

Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, black players weren’t allowed in Major League Baseball. Before the recent advances in the United States’ relationship with Cuba, it was rare for Cuban players to escape their homeland. Thus, the MLB wasn’t always a perfect sampling of the best players in the world.Even without restrictions, some star international players...
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Satchel Paige Joins the Indians

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was, to be sure, past his prime when the Cleveland Indians signed him in 1948. An icon of the Negro Leagues, Paige reportedly signed on his 42nd birthday, making his major league début two days later. Pitching against the St. Louis Browns, Paige entered the game in the fifth inning—he hurled two innings, allowed two hits, and frustrated the Browns...
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February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Paige Gives Seven Strong For Record Night Crowd; Indians 5, Senators 3

August 3, 1948 History was made a couple of times Tuesday night at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Satchel Paige made the first pitching start in the major leagues by an African American in the modern era and 72,434 fans showed up to see him defeat the Senators 5-3. Paige gave the Indians seven strong innings after some uncharacteristic wildness in the first two innings and the Indians...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Paige to Make First Start Tomorrow Night in Washington

August 2, 1948 Satchel Paige will make his first start for the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night against Washington. Paige has appeared in eight games since being signed by the Indians less than a month ago. All of his appearances have come in relief, building a record of 1-1 with a 2.00 ERA in 18 innings. His four and two-thirds innings on Friday night was his longest outing since...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians Sign Satchel Paige, Likely Add to Bullpen

July 7, 1948 Wednesday afternoon, Indians president Bill Veeck surprised all of baseball when he purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Satchel Paige from the Kansas City Monarchs. Paige becomes only the fourth African-American in the big leagues this season. Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella play for the Brooklyn Dodgers and now Larry Doby and Paige play for the Cleveland...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Satchel Paige Sets Record Against Red Sox This Week In Red Sox History (Video)

Satchel Paige was the oldest rookie to play in Major League Baseball at the age of 42, but he’d already made a name for himself playing for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues. Paige was among the most famous and successful players from the Negro Leagues, and signed briefly with the Kansas City Athletics in the latter part of his career. While with the Athletics on a...
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Turned a Historic Paige in History on this Date

“Life begins at 40 in the big league.  Or somewhere thereabouts.”  -Satchel Paige They say “better late than never”, but for Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige, that term took on a whole new meaning in 1948. On July 7, the Cleveland Indians’ Bill Veeck turned a lot of heads as he signed the former Negro League star in the midst of a pennant race.  Paige instantly...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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