Satchel Paige played 6 years in the Major Leagues. At age 41 Paige made his Major League debut on July 9, 1948 with the Cleveland Indians. He pitched 2 years with the Indians 1948 and 1949, 3 years with the St. Louis Browns from 1951 -1953, and at age 58 he appeared in one game with the Kansas City Athletics in 1965.
After 5 seasons, Satchel Paige retired from Major League Baseball after the 1953 season at age 46. He returned to baseball in 1965 signing a contract with the Kansas City Athletics, for one game at age 58.
he played very well and was the best on his team after jackie robison
pitching at the age of 58 years old in the major leagues!
Leroy "Satchel" Paige made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians on July 9, 1948 when he was believed to be 42 years old. Paige, who had spent his prime years playing in the Negro Leagues, was a member of the Indians team that won the 1948 World Series in six games over the Boston Braves of the National League. He became the first African-American to pitch in a World Series contest when he made an appearance in Game 5.
Satchel Paige was born 1906 in Mobil, AL. He spent most of his years living in Kansas, MO.
Satchel Paige was elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1971, years after Jackie Robinson
Satchel Paige had played for 3 different Major League Baseball teams in his career. He played for the Cleveland Indians in 1948 and 1949. He played for the St. Louis Browns in 1951, 1952 and 153. He went a few years without playing with any team in the Major Leagues however he returned in 1965 and played with the Kansas City Athletics however he only appeared in 1 game, a game in which he started and he only pitched 3 innings.
Leroy Satchel Paige's life time Major League record was 28 wins, 31 losses and 32 saves with a 3.29 ERA. He played two seasons with the Cleveland Indians (1948 & 1949), three seasons with the St. Louis Browns (1951 to 1953) and, after a retirement of some 11 years, he returned briefly in 1965 with the Kansas City Athletics where his record was 0-0. He was reportedly 58 years old then.
Satchel Paige's formal education was limited. He did not complete high school and had only a few years of formal schooling. However, he was known for his intelligence and knowledge of the game of baseball, which he gained through years of experience and self-learning.
During his years as a baggage-handler, Paige earned his now-famous nickname "Satchel." Most accounts of the "Satchel" nickname origin say Paige earned it because, often carrying many bags at once, his friends told him he looked like a "satchel tree." Read more: Satchel Paige - Growing Up - Famous Sports Stars, Sports Stars, Baseball, League, Mobile, Born, Children, and Negro http://sports.jrank.org/pages/3585/Paige-Satchel-Growing-Up.html#ixzz1F6ldwWYk
Negro League and Major League Baseball legend, Leroy "Satchel" Paige was 75 when he died on June 6, 1982. (born July 7, 1906) After the integration of MLB, Paige became the oldest Rookie in history when he signed with the Cleveland Indians at the age of 42. He played professionally until the age of 47 and was the first player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame based on his Negro League play.
Satchel Paige was born July 7, 1906 and pitched his first MLB game on July 9, 1948 making him 42 years old when he debuted.
42 years and 2 days old
Satchel Paige was either 59 or 65 when he pitched his last game, depending on the source.