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Satchel Paige

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige

Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

United States of America

Why Famous: 5-time Negro League, 2-time MLB All Star

Born: July 7, 1906
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: June 8, 1982 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: A heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1926-05-01 Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige (19) debuts in the Negro Southern League for Chattanooga
  • 1942-05-30 Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1
  • 1948-07-07 Cleveland Indians stun MLB by signing 42 year old veteran Negro Leagues pitcher Satchel Paige
  • 1948-07-09 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless innings for Cleveland in St. Louis
  • 1948-08-03 Negro League veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, age 42, debuts in Cleveland after controversial signing, goes 7 innings in 5-3 win v Washington
  • 1948-08-13 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
  • 1951-02-09 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • 1952-08-06 St. Louis Browns veteran pitcher Satchel Paige, 46, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout, 1-0 v Detroit Tigers in 12 innings
  • 1956-03-14 50-year-old baseball pitching star Satchel Paige signs a contract to play for and manage the Birmingham Black Barons of the Negro National League
  • 1956-08-07 51-year-old Satchel Paige (Miami Marlins) wins a game before the largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000 at Miami‚Äôs Orange Bowl; International League: Marlins 6-2 v Columbus Jets
  • 1965-09-25 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
  • 1968-08-11 Satchel Paige (62) & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • 1971-02-09 Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball hall of fame
  • 1971-08-09 Satchel Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame

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