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Satchel Paige's outstanding pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based on his play in the Negro leagues. Satchel Paige, League Baseb, Baseb Hall, Hof Baseb, Baseb Legends, Paige Mlb, Kansas Cities Monarch, Baseball Players, Baseb Players
Leroy “Satchel” Paige, Negro Leagues and MLB pitcher & baseball legend. He was named All-Time Outstanding Player, and was the 1st player from the NL to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His was among the most famous and successful players from the Negro Leagues. His outstanding control as a pitcher, his infectious, cocky, enthusiastic personality and his love for the game made him a star. Sports Illustrated named him the hardest thrower in the history of baseball. R.I.P.
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! I think he could have been the greatest pitcher of all time. It's a tragedy that due to segregation he never got the opportunity to prove it in the Major Leagues during his prime.
Leroy "Satchel" Paige. Paige became a pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs in 1941. [Courtesy of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum]