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Don’t Look Back: The Late Career Accomplishments Of Satchel Paige

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

2008 was a good year for older athletes. Kurt Warner shocked the NFL by nearly leading the Cardinals to the Superbowl at age thirty-eight.

Carlos Delgado, at thirty six, managed to out-homer his age by two. At the age of forty-five Jamie Moyer went 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA to help the Phillies win a tight NL East race and go on to win the World Series.

All these accomplishments pale in comparison to the legacy of Satchel Paige.

Paige made his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians on July 9, 1948. Paige’s age was listed at forty-two, though Satchel maintained an air of mystery about his true age.

There’s much disagreement as to whether or not the listed age was accurate. Some cl...

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