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 (MLB) 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 based upon his play in the Negro leagues.
Satchel Paige. Guy told his OF to sit down with the bases loaded and a full count. Next pitch he struck the batter out.
The first player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame from the Negro leagues, Leroy "Satchel" Paige. On the Negro Leagues for over 20 years, Paige jumped on the integration train and joined the Major Leagues. At the tender age of 42, Paige became the oldest rookie ever. His windmill windup and sky-high kick made him a spectacle on major league diamonds.
Sachel Paige, "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."