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June 8th, 2012
thesmithian

"Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you."—Leroy (Satchel) Paige. He died on this day in 1982, in Kansas City Missouri. Paige was…

…one of the folk heroes of baseball’s old Negro leagues who became a rookie pitcher in the major leagues at the age of 42. He was believed to be 75 years old when he died…

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art: photo by George Strock of Satchel Paige waiting for pool hall adversary in Harlem, New York, 1941

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