Leroy “Satchel” Paige is nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame

February 9

On February 9, 1971, Leroy “Satchel” Paige was nominated to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Leroy “Satchel” Paige was a professional baseball pitcher during the mid 1920’s. He broke through color barriers during his career. Paige made history as the first African American pitcher to pitch in a World Series game. He was also as the oldest player to debut in the Major Leagues on his 42nd birthday.


Satchel Paige nominated to Baseball Hall of Fame – History. (n.d.). Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/satchel-paige-nominated-to-baseball-hall-of-fame 

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