Paige starts new chapter with first ML win

Updated: August 1, 2001, 4:43 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Aug. 3, 1948

Former Negro Leagues star Satchel Paige is successful in his first start in the American League. Before 72,434 fans -- the largest crowd to attend a night game in Cleveland -- the lanky Indians right-hander defeats the Washington Senators, 5-3.

Paige starts off uncommonly wild. Not having walked anybody unintentionally in his 18 innings as a reliever, he walks two Senators in the first before giving up a two-run triple. But then he settles down, allowing ...

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