Monday, August 07, 2006

Satchel Paige said "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."

1939: Satchel Paige loved a challenge, and once walked two batters to load the bases before facing Josh Gibson, whom he then struck out.
(National Baseball Hall of Fame)

August 6, 1952: Satchel Paige, 46, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to pitch a complete game or a shutout when he beat Virgil Trucks and the Detroit Tigers 1 to 0, in 12 innings while pitching for the St. Louis Browns

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