LeRoy Robert “Satchel” Paige was known as a showman at heart and legendary pitcher, from his years in the Negro and Major Leagues. Paige received the nickname “Satchel” from his work toting bags at a train station in Alabama, where the name would carry on being distinctive in his baseball legacy. He would begin his career in 1926 playing for the Chattanooga Black Lookouts. Following his two years in Tennessee, he journeyed throughout the Negro Leagues playing in Birmingham, Baltimore, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Kansas City, and Puerto Rico, to name a few.
During the 1940s, Paige returned to Kansas City and was advanced from barnstorming team, the Kansas City Travelers, to Negro American League team, the Kansas City Monarchs. He would become a 4x Negro League All-Star with the club and Negro World Series champion in 1942. Due to the integration of baseball, Paige became the oldest man to debut in the major leagues at age 42 and two days for the Cleveland Indians. In his post playing career, he signed with the Atlanta Braves as a pitching coach/pitcher for the 1968-1969 season.
Braves Untold Moment of Confidence: Paige was the first player to have played in the Negro Leagues and to pitch in a Major Leagues World Series in 1948.