Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Satchel Paige

40 years ago today Satchel Paige was inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame. Some say he was the greatest pitcher of all-time, but there is precious little footage of him in his prime.

Here's a few seconds of his unusual delivery. Notice that at the very end of the clip, he's in Wrigley Field. He was on the first Negro team to play in Wrigley Field. It was an exhibition on May 6, 1941...