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Paige never looked back

Updated: October 20, 2005, 2:51 PM ET
By M.B. Roberts | Special to ESPN.com

If more is better, then Satchel Paige was the best.

He threw more pitches for more fans in more places for more seasons than anyone else did. Black or white. Then or now.

He threw mostly strikes. He was charismatic. And like the pink, drum-banging bunny who came along later, he just kept going and going and going.

Leroy "Satchel" Paige was the longtime Negro League star who eventually received his due in the majors. He reportedly got his nickname working ...

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