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Satchel Paige as a pitcher...

Item # 581421

September 20, 1937

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1937 

* Early Satchel Paige report
* Negro Baseball pitcher
* 11 years prior to MLB debut

The sports page has a one column wide report headed: "Negro Stars Annex No-Hit Contest, 2-0" "Beat Dominican Republic Nine Behind Pitcher Taylor--Also Down Minor Leaguers, 1-0". Near the end of the report is: "...Opposing Taylor was Satchell Paige, generally regarded as the greatest of Negro pitchers. Paige did well in his own right, striking out eight batters & yielding only one base on balls..." with more. Paige is also listed in the battery in the box score (see photos). This was when Paige was playing for the Dominican Republic team. An early report on one of the most famous of all African-American baseball players, now in the Hall of Fame. Other news, sports and advertisements throughout.
Complete in 44 pages, library stamp in an upper corner, minor margin wear, otherwise nice.

Category: The 20th Century