Today in History–July 7–the Library of Congress features Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, born on this day in 1906. Did you know that Paige was 69 years old when he pitched in his final game, shutting out all but one hitter in three innings? Learn more about this extraordinary baseball player by visiting the Today in History section, then check out these baseball teaching resources and primary source sets.
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige from America’s Library
Celebrating the Ageless Satchel Paige Picture This July 7, 2021
Satchel Paige The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Satchel Paige National Baseball Hall of Fame