Monday, February 09, 2015

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American 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 first player to be inducted from the Negro leagues.

"There ain't no man can avoid being born average. But there ain't no man got to be common." - Satchel Paige

February 9, 1971 – Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the USA's Baseball Hall of Fame.

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