Satchel Paige was to baseball in the early 20th century what Muhammad Ali was to boxing. Born as Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige on June 7, 1906, he wasa legend of an athlete and was famous for having fans throng to see him wherever he played.Born into a labor class family in Mobile, Alabama, Satchel worked hard and defied all odds against him to achieve all he did during his lifetime.
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way."
"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way"
He went on to become the biggest star of the Major Baseball League.The man was the first player from the Negro League Baseballto pitch in a world series and be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.He proved that athleticism has nothing to do with age and continued to be a top player even at the age of 47, hence silencing all his critics.Till date, the name of Satchel Paige is taken with great admiration and respect by his fans and critics all around the world.
Here are a few inspiring quotes from Satchel Paige.