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Full Name: Leroy Robert Paige Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3.5"/180 First Game: July 9, 1948
Birthdate: July 7, 1906 Final Game: September 25, 1965
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama MLB Experience: 6 years
Died: June 8, 1982
Deathplace: Kansas City, Missouri
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971


Biography

Born on July 7, 1906 in Mobile, Alabama, Satchel Paige (Leroy Robert Paige) played for the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Kansas City Athletics over the course of his 6 year career. Paige broke into the bigs on July 9, 1948 with the Cleveland Indians, and put up a 2.48 ERA in 72.2 innings pitched in 1948, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Satchel Paige's best season was 1952, when he posted a 3.07 ERA, won 12 games, notched 10 saves and struck out 91 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1948 CLE A 21 7 6 1 2.48 45 21 20 3 2 1 72.2 61 2 25 0 1 1
1949 CLE A 31 5 4 7 3.04 54 29 28 1 0 5 83 70 4 33 0 0 1
1951 STL A 23 3 3 4 4.79 48 39 33 0 0 5 62 67 6 29 0 1 1
1952 STL A 46 6 12 10 3.07 91 51 47 3 2 10 138 116 5 57 0 2 3
1953 STL A 57 4 3 9 3.53 51 51 46 0 0 11 117.1 114 12 39 0 2 1
1965 KC A 1 1 0 0 .00 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 179 26 28 31 3.29 290 191 174 7 4 32 476 429 29 183 0 6 7

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1948 CLE A P 21 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1949 CLE A P 31 0 0 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1951 STL A P 23 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1952 STL A P 46 0 0 5 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1953 STL A P 57 0 0 3 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1965 KC A P 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 179 1 3 17 62 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1948 CLE A 21 23 0 2 0 0 .087 .087 .087 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 0
1949 CLE A 31 16 0 1 0 0 .063 .167 .063 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2
1951 STL A 23 16 1 2 0 0 .125 .125 .125 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
1952 STL A 46 39 0 5 0 2 .128 .150 .128 0 0 1 10 0 4 0 0 1
1953 STL A 57 29 1 2 0 2 .069 .069 .069 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0
1965 KC A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 179 124 2 12 0 4 .097 .118 .097 0 0 3 32 0 8 0 0 5

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Cleveland Indians (July 7, 1948).
  • Released by Cleveland Indians (February 17, 1950).
  • Signed by St. Louis Browns (July 14, 1951).
  • Released by Baltimore Orioles (February 2, 1954).
  • Signed by Kansas City Athletics (September 10, 1965).
  • Released by Kansas City Athletics (October 15, 1965).

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