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Satchel Paige makes his 1st MLB start.....

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August 04, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES,  August 4, 1948 

* Satchel Paige makes 1st MLB baseball start
* Negro star at 42 years old - Cleveland Indians

The sport's section (page 26) has a three column heading: "Indians Win and Lead League" with subheads: "PAIGE AS STARTER GETS FIRST VICTORY" "Gives 7 Hits Before Retiring for Pinch Hitter in 7th--Indians Top Senators, 5-3" with box scores. (see) First report coverage on Satchel Paige's very 1st official start in the Major Leagues. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century