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 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.