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Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982

1982 – Baseball legend Satchel Paige passes away in Kansas City, Missouri. He was believed to be 75. Paige spent nearly 20 years bouncing around the country playing and barnstorming in a variety of leagues and markets before returning to Cleveland, where he had once pitched in the Negro National League with the Cleveland Cubs, to make his Major League debut with the Indians in...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Paige a Late Addition and Rookie to Tribe in ’48

In 1946, Bob Feller and Satchel Paige were the featured attractions on a barnstorming tour. Feller was a Cleveland Indians phenom with a blazing fastball, who had just come back from service in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Paige was an ageless wonder who had pitched throughout the Negro Leagues, including Chattanooga, Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Feller said Paige was the best pitcher...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

National Passed Time: Ross “Satch” Davis

Today is the first in a series of obituaries of men and women who played or shaped baseball. My goal in this little endeavor is to focus on the lesser-known stories – the inspiring, tragic, and entertaining – that give the national pastime its character. And we’ll start by looking at the Negro Leaguer who died on January 1, 2013. Ross “Satch” Davis When Satchel Paige loans...
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January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Satchel Paige Sets Record Against Red Sox This Week In Red Sox History (Video)

Satchel Paige was the oldest rookie to play in Major League Baseball at the age of 42, but he’d already made a name for himself playing for the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro Leagues. Paige was among the most famous and successful players from the Negro Leagues, and signed briefly with the Kansas City Athletics in the latter part of his career. While with the Athletics on a...
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds play host to surging Cubs

CINCINNATI -- It was old Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige who liked to tell people as he grew older, "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you." And that certainly applies to the Cincinnati Red these days as the season runs in course. If they haven't notice, they might best look over their shoulders because something is certainly gaining on them. The Chicago Cubs have...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Epstein on Luis Tiant

No one who saw Luis Tiant pitch will ever forget him. Man of a hundred windups, and a “good lookeeng sonafabeech” by his own estimation, ““El Tiante”” was one of the most charismatic players of his era — and with the possible exception of Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, no pitcher of the 1970s was more fun to watch. Older- (and stouter-) looking than he actually was, Tiant...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tribe Turned a Historic Paige in History on this Date

“Life begins at 40 in the big league.  Or somewhere thereabouts.”  -Satchel Paige They say “better late than never”, but for Hall of Fame pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige, that term took on a whole new meaning in 1948. On July 7, the Cleveland Indians’ Bill Veeck turned a lot of heads as he signed the former Negro League star in the midst of a pennant race.  Paige instantly...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for March 13th…

On this day in Kansas City Sports History, for March 13th in 1937- Sherrill Headrick was born today, a star linebacker for the KC Chiefs. 1943- Satchel Paige, KC Monarchs Legend, pitched today in what he called his Greatest Day in Baseball, when during the championship game in Santo Domingo, the country’s President All Stars had to beat his political rival’s team, for dictorial...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Luke Easter

Name: Luscious Luke Easter       Position: First Base Tribe Time: 1949-1954           Number: 9   Accolades: 1952 Top 13 MVP       DOB...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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