Pedro Strop, Satchel Paige, and Being on Baseball’s Bleeding Edge

Pedro Strop is a really fun player. He’s the only relief pitcher in baseball who runs out walk-off home runs like the third member of The Bushwackers. He reacts to putting a cheeseburger in Jorge Soler’s Chinese food container like it was Chris Rock’s closer from Bring the Pain. And he celebrates a strikeout like […]
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May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Paige Releases Book, “Pitchin’ Man”

August 24, 1948 Satchel Paige earned his nickname as a baggage handler at a train station growing up in Mobile, Alabama, and since then, he’s become one of baseball’s best-traveled men. Paige, Bill Veeck’s newest pitcher, is a Negro League and barnstorming legend, and in his new book, “Pitchin’ Man,” he tells Cleveland News scribe Hal Lebovitz about it all. Paige pitched...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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 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

National Passed Time: Ross “Satch” Davis

Today is the first in a series of obituaries of men and women who played or shaped baseball. My goal in this little endeavor is to focus on the lesser-known stories – the inspiring, tragic, and entertaining – that give the national pastime its character. And we’ll start by looking at the Negro Leaguer who died on January 1, 2013. Ross “Satch” Davis When Satchel Paige loans...
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January 07, 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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