Luscious Luke Easter
1952 Top 13 MVP
The fabulous baseball pitcher, Satchel Paige, is remembered as much for his philosophy as for his skills. “Don’t look back,” he said. “Something might be gaining on you.”
Leroy Robert Paige
The Miami Marlins will wear reproductions of uniforms from the 1956 Miami Marlins for Saturday's game at Miller Park against the Milwaukee Brewers, who are hosting a Negro Leagues Tribute.
The 1956 Miami Marlins, who played their home games at Miami Stadium, werea Triple-A team in the International League. The Marlins' uniforms on Saturday will feature a patch with the No...
Today is the 65th anniversary of announcement of the signing of RHP Satchel Paige by the Cleveland Indians. According to records, Paige was reportedly 42 years old. Baseballreference.com has Paige’s birth date listed as July 7, 1906. Though it has been disputed, if Paige was in fact born on that date, this would also be his 107th birthday if he were still alive. He, of course,...
A small a bigger story sometimes hides behind a bit of information. That bit came in this line I read a few years ago in Larry Tye’s book, Satchel:
In 1960 he [Satchel Paige] threw for the Salina [Kan.] Blue Jays ….
I had no idea. Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was arguable one of the best 10-or-so pitchers who played baseball. He was a Hall of Famer on the field, but he was...
Satchel Paige, like many players who spent most of their time in the Negro Leagues, is a near-mythical figure in baseball history. He was in his 40s by the time he finally made it to the minor leagues with the Cleveland Indians, so the best parts of his career aren’t documented in the same obsessive way that much of the history of baseball is.
However, recently 16mm video of Paige...
Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences archive division we can now see the great Satchel Paige pitch, in color. There is not a ton to the video as far as exciting plays, but the sheer fact of being able to see Satchel toss a few pitches in color is a treat. As Eye On Baseball points out:
November of ’48 would’ve been just after Paige’s “rookie” season...
August 3, 2006, Phillies' infielder Chase Utley goes 3-for-6 against the Cardinals to extend his hitting streak to 35 games. The streak will be stopped the next day against the Mets. Utley hit in every game during the month of July, and raised his batting average 40 points during the streak.
August 3, 1997 - Phil Niekro, Tommy Lasorda, Nellie Fox, and Willie...
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Satchel Paige & Josh Gibson
Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson were players that paved the way for future Hall of Famers to be able to take their talents from the Negro Leagues to the Major Leagues. Such HOFs were Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron, who was the last Negro league player to hold a regular position in Major League Baseball. With that said, what about other...