Satchel Paige’s Legend and Legacy, 75 Years After His MLB Debut (ENCORE)
The Negro Leagues’ biggest star, pitcher Satchel Paige, is a figure who at times feels more myth… more legend than man: his fastball was supposedly clocked at 105 mph, he estimated that he threw more than 50 no-hitters throughout his career, and he claimed to have had such a command of the baseball that he could allegedly work both corners of a chewing gum wrapper…and even his age itself is a hotly debated topic still to this day.
So today, guest host Justin Tinsley explores the life and legacy of Satchel Paige, a man whose legendary feats may always be debated, but whose impact on the game is without question.
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