HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LATE GREAT, MR. SATCHEL PAIGE!!!!
1 of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was a professional baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the 1st player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues. Paige was a right-handed pitcher and was the oldest rookie to play in MLB at the age of 42. He played with the St. Louis Browns until age 47, and represented them in the All-Star Game in 1952 and 1953.
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