The Ageless One
Signature Game August 3, 1948 -- Former Negro Leagues star Satchel Paige succeeded 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 righthander defeated the Washington Senators, 5-3.
Paige started off uncommonly wild. Not having walked anybody unintentionally in his 18 innings as a reliever, he walked two Senators in the first before giving up a two-run triple. But then he settled down, allowing ...
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