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Paige to Pack Comiskey Park Tonight

August 13, 1948 The surprising acquisition of Satchel Paige by Bill Veeck and the Cleveland Indians has not gone unnoticed around the league. While the move to add the ageless wonder and legend has garnered its share of attention, his efforts on the mound have done plenty to back up the move, as he has given the Indians bullpen a legitimate arm. Through his first eleven games representing...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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Lemon Struggles but Still Wins; Indians 7, Browns 5

August 11, 1948 Bob Lemon (15-10, 3.03) “earned” his 15th win of the season Wednesday afternoon as the Tribe took game one of their first of two doubleheaders in the next two days by a score of 7-5. Lemon battled through six and one third innings, allowing five runs on eight hits while walking four. It certainly was not Lemon’s best outing, but sometimes it’s better to be...
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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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
17 days ago  |  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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QUIZ: The oldest players in pro sports history

Can you name the oldest player in the history of each league?
October 01, 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

On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for March 13th…

On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for March 13th in 1937- Sherrill Headrick was born today, a star linebacker for the KC Chiefs. 1943- Satchel Paige, KC Monarchs Legend, pitched today in what he called his Greatest Day in Baseball, when during the championship game in Santo Domingo, the country’s President All Stars had to beat his political rival’s team, for dictorial...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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