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Satchel Paige
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“Age is a question of mind over matter,” he said. “If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

“If Satch were white, of course he would have been in the majors 25 years earlier and the question would not have been before the house.” – Bill Veeck, Cleveland Indians Owner.

On Sept. 25, 1965, he became the oldest to pitch in the major leagues. Ever the showman, the 59-year-old Paige sat in a rocking chair in the bullpen while a nurse rubbed liniment on his arm. Then he threw scoreless three innings for the Kansas City Athletics against the Boston Red Sox, allowing only one hit, a double by Carl Yastrzemski.

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