February 17, 2021

Today in History: Satchel Paige

Satchel Paige and Jackie Robinson, Kansas City Monarchs teammates

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

Satchel Paige historical newspaper coverage

A resolution to commend Satchel Paige for his outstanding contributions to major league baseball S.Res.143 05/21/1981

A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President should posthumously award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige S.Con.Res.91 12/06/2006

Satchel Paige website

Black Diamond! Satchel Paige and the Negro Baseball Leagues learning guide

Primary Source Learning: Baseball

Primary Source Learning: Women in Baseball

Primary Source Spotlight: Baseball

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