Sept. 1952. "St. Louis Browns pitcher Satchel Paige." Sporting Brownie the Elf. Kodachrome by Look magazine staff photographer Bob Lerner. (Kodachrome)

Sept. 1952. "St. Louis Browns pitcher Satchel Paige." Sporting Brownie the Elf. Kodachrome by Look magazine staff photographer Bob Lerner. (Kodachrome)

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 to pitch in an American League baseball game.’

Satchel Paige New York Black Yankees Yankee Stadium 1941 George Strock for LIFE Magazine

Satchel Paige New York Black Yankees Yankee Stadium 1941 George Strock for LIFE Magazine

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