Today In History
'Leroy “Satchel” Paige, the first Negro League player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, was born in Mobile, AL, on this date July 7, 1906. Paige signed with the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1948 and two days later became the oldest rookie and the first Black to pitch in an American League baseball game.'
(photo: Leroy “Satchel” Paige)
- CARTER Magazine
July 7, 2012

Today In History

'Leroy “Satchel” Paige, the first Negro League player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, was born in Mobile, AL, on this date July 7, 1906. Paige signed with the Cleveland Indians on this date in 1948 and two days later became the oldest rookie and the first Black to pitch in an American League baseball game.'

(photo: Leroy “Satchel” Paige)

- CARTER Magazine

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