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Satchel Paige
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige
Pitcher: Chattanooga Black Lookouts, Birmingham Black Barons, Baltimore Black Sox, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Kansas City Monarchs, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and the Kansas City Athletics (partial list).
Satchel Paige was born on July 7, 1906 in Mobile, Alabama to John and Lula Page. He died on June 8, 1982. As a child, Paige lived in the “Down the Bay” section of Mobile. The family changed their surname from Page to Paige in the mid-1920s, just before Satchel made his professional baseball debut.
His interest in baseball started and grew while playing “top ball”, a variation of baseball played with bottle caps and sticks instead of baseballs and bats. From this point on, baseball was always a part of Paige‚Äôs life. He was sent to the Industrial School for Negro Children, a reform school in Mount Meigs, Alabama for stealing at around 13 years of age. He spent more than five years in Mount Meigs. While there he further developed his pitching skills, taught by Edward Byrd.
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