Satchel Paige

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who became a legend in his own lifetime by attracting record crowds wherever he pitched. Paige was a right-handed pitcher, and at age 42 in 1948, he was the oldest major league rookie while playing for the Cleveland Indians. He played with the St. Louis Browns until age 47, and represented them in the All-Star Game in 1952 and 1953. He was the first player who had played in the Negro leagues to pitch in the World Series, in 1948, and was the first electee of the Committee on Negro Baseball Leagues to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1971. Paige first played for the semi-professional Mobile Tigers from 1924 to 1926. He began his professional baseball career in 1926 with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts of the Negro Southern League a... More

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Satchel Paige Quotes

Satchel Paige #Age

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
Satchel Paige #Birthday

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Satchel Paige #Change

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
Satchel Paige #Cool

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
Satchel Paige #Love #Money #Work

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
Satchel Paige #Money #Women

Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money.
Satchel Paige #Funny

It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
Satchel Paige #Nature

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Satchel Paige #Sports

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Satchel Paige #Home

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.