November 14, 2018

Today in History: Walter Johnson

Today in History–December 10–the Library of Congress features baseball player Walter Johnson, who died on this day in 1946. Johnson played 21 seasons with the Washington Senators and later became the team's manager. Nicknamed "The Big Train", Johnson is considered to have one of the best fastball pitchers ever. His accomplishments include the following: scored more shutout victories (110) than any other major league pitcher; set a record in 1913 pitching most consecutive scoreless innings—56 … [Read more...]

Today in History: Satchel Paige

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 LibrarySatchel Paige historical newspaper … [Read more...]