Quote of the Week by Greg Bover

“Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.”

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige (1906 – 1982)

Perhaps the greatest pitcher of all time, Paige, an African-American from Mobile, Alabama, was not allowed into Major League Baseball until 1948 when he was 42 years old, the oldest “rookie” ever. He began his professional career in 1926 and pitched for numerous teams in the segregated Negro Leagues, gaining fame not only for his throwing prowess, but also for his ebullience and love of the game. Even at his advanced age he was elected to the All-Star team twice and was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971 at the urging of Ted Williams and others. Among his other famous sayings: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Greg Bover

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