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July 7, 1906, Satchel Paige, the pitching star of Negro League and major-league baseball, was born.

Famous pitcher Satchel Paige made his Major League Baseball debut in 1948 after being a longtime star in the Negro leagues. He was 42 when he got his shot at the big leagues. In his season, he made 21 game appearances.

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Satchell Paige - Cleveland Indians, They say he was the greatest pitcher that ever lived, but his skin was the wrong color, so they didn't give him the credit.

Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan-Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he didn't begin his Negro leagues career until age 30, joining ...

Oklahoman and Hall of Famer Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan-Hall of Fame Negro Leagues Baseball Player. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he didn't begin his Negro leagues career until age

negro league baseball | BASEBALL ENDS 1951,NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL,NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUE ...

negro league baseball | BASEBALL ENDS 1951,NEGRO LEAGUES BASEBALL,NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUE ...

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Cleveland Indians owner and president Bill Veeck, Jr., on crutches, talks to pitcher Satchel Paige. Paige just joined the Indians after a long career in the Negro leagues.

On May 29, 1962 Buck O'Neil became the first black coach in Major League Baseball. His previous career had been with the Kansas City Monarchs as a first baseman and manager, and he was signed as a scout by the Chicago Cubs in 1955. O'Neill was featured in Ken Burns' 1994 baseball documentary and was instrumental in establishing the Negro League Baseball Museum. #TodayInBlackHistory

The death of legendary Negro Leagues player and manager Buck O'Neil is a loss for more than just baseball.

June 3rd 1937, Josh Gibson hit a 580-foot home run in Yankee Stadium, thought by many as the longest home run ever hit in that ballpark and one of the longest home runs hit anywhere. In 17 seasons with the Pittsburgh Crawfords and Homestead Grays, Josh Gibson hit a remarkable 962 home runs. He passed away three months after Jackie Robinson started playing in Major League Baseball and was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972

NEGRO LEAGUE LEGEND / THE BLACK BABE / Josh Gibson may have been the greatest home-run hitter ever

Undated photo of Josh Gibson, considered the greatest hitting slugger in Negro League history. Gibson played with the Pittsburgh Crawfords from and then the Homestead Grays from 1937 until Courtesy/Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc.

Hall of Fame outfielder Cool Papa Bell was born in Starkville in Mississippi.

James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell (May 1903 – March was an American center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many baseball observers to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in

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Open Baseball Season with Brilliant Comics and Art by Wilfred Santiago and Mark Chiarello - Two interesting new comics, "The Story of Roberto Clemente" and "Heroes of the Negro Leagues"

Leroy “Satchel” Paige, the first Negro League player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 and two days later became the oldest rookie and the first Black to pitch in an American League baseball game.’

Leroy “Satchel” Paige, the first Negro League player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 and two days later became the oldest rookie and the first black pitcher in an American League baseball game.

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