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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

Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

Hall of Fame pitcher and former Cleveland Indian Satchel Paige passes away at the age of 75. Paige was widely considered to be the greatest Negro League pitcher of all-time. He signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 making his debut at the age of 42. This made him the oldest rookie in Major League history. Paige played two seasons in Cleveland and a total of six in...
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June 08, 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

Marlins will wear 1956 unis on Negro Leagues Tribute night

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Some interesting facts about Satchel Paige, on what may have been his birthday

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. 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,...
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

1960 Salina Blue Jays: The Year Satchel Paige Came to Town

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...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Satchel Paige Rare Color Footage From 1948 Exhibition Game Uncovered (Video)

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...
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Rare Footage Of Satchel Paige Pitching In Color

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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians and Tigers trade managers and Satchel Paige makes his first start on This Day in Baseball

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 Wells are inducted...
Via The Baseball Page
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Negro League Unsung Ballplayers

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...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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