This day in baseball: Paige gets the start

Legendary Negro League pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige made his first Major League start on August 3, 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.

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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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