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Satchel Paige's 1st MLB victory...

Item # 589221

July 16, 1948

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, July 16, 1948

* Satchel Paige 1st MLB baseball win
* Negro star at 42 years old
* Cleveland Indians

This 38 page newspaper has two column headlines in the sport's section (page30): "Pacesetting Indians Sweep Twin Bill With Aspiring A's", "Ancient Satchel Paige in First Major League Mound Victory as Cleveland Wins 6-1 and 8-5" with box scores. This was Satchel Paige's very 1st victory in the Major Leagues. (age 42)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century