This day in baseball: Satch draws a crowd

The largest crowd ever to attend a minor league game, an audience of about 57,000, showed up on August 7, 1956 to watch 51-year-old Satchel Paige at the Orange Bowl.  Paige managed to hit a double and to earn the win, leading the Miami Marlins to victory over the Columbus Jets, 6-2.

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Fist pump and roll

For those of you who missed it, Chad Qualls’s celebration after striking out Omar Quintanilla in the eighth inning last night was not exactly his smoothest moment.   Bad luck didn’t stop there for the  Marlins, however, as the Mets came out victorious, 4-2.

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