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Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 - June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player who pitched in several different Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball.

A right-handed pitcher, Paige's professional playing career lasted from the mid-1920s until 1965. He appeared in the Major League All-Star Game in both 1952 and 1953.

In 1999, he ranked Number 19 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.

Satchel Paige stated in the book, Pitchin' Man by Hal Lebovitz as well as numerous articles, that one of his greatest disappointments was, "I never pitched to Babe Ruth." The Babe Ruth All-Stars did play exhibition games against Negro leaguers but Paige and Ruth never faced off against each other.

On July 28, 2006, a statue of Satchel Paige was unveiled in Cooper Park, Cooperstown, New York commemorating the contributions of the Negro Leagues to baseball.

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