Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Satchel Paige in the Hall, 50 Years -- February 9, 2021


Lincoln, Nebraska Voice, 26-August-1948

Fifty years ago today, on 09-February-1971, Satchel Paige, who may have been the greatest pitcher who ever lived, became the first Negro League player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The committee that had studied the question said that he had to be first. 

The Lincoln, Nebraska Voice was an African-American owned weekly newspaper. 

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