This day in baseball: Paige gets the start

Legendary Negro League pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige made his first Major League start on 3 August 1948 at the age of 42.  Paige earned the win as the Indians defeated the Senators 5-3.  Paige improved his record to 2-1, striking out six batters in seven innings.  72,562 fans crowded in to Cleveland Stadium that night, setting a new attendance record for a Major League night game.

Photo source: Sports Illustrated


3 Comments on “This day in baseball: Paige gets the start”

  1. […] This day in baseball: Paige gets the start (thebaseballattic.wordpress.com) […]

  2. steve says:

    He’s got that look of “Batters and their big bats are so unimpressive. Watch me hesitate and see them fade away.”

  3. […] learn about Satchel Paige, considered by some to be the greatest pitcher in all of baseball.  He had such an arsenal of […]


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