On July 7, 1906, Leroy “Satchel” Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama.
Paige dominated the Negro Leagues and the American League from the 1920-1970s. During his baseball career, Paige made history as the first African American pitcher to pitch in a World Series game. He earned two All-Star selections before retiring. Paige was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.
Leroy “Satchel” Paige died in 1982.