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Player from the Past: Satchel Paige

Published by on May 29, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Satchel Paige

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige Born: July 7, 1906 in Mobile, AL

Major League Debut: July 9, 1948

Final Game: Sept. 25, 1965

Died: June 8, 1982 in Kansas City, MO

Satchel Paige was 42 years old when he made his major league debut. It wasn’t a question of if he had what it took to make the majors. It was more a case of blacks not being given the chance to play major league baseball until 1947.

His true birth date is in question, but since baseball-reference is using the July 7, 1906 birth date we will use that for this article.

Paige had to struggle through his childhood in Mobile, AL. His mom made 50 cents a day wo...

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