This day in baseball: Paige gets the startPosted: August 3, 2013
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.