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Satchel Paige - Chronology

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1906 Born July 7 in Mobile, Alabama, to Josh and Lula Paige
1913 Works as baggage handler at local railroad station where he gains nickname "Satchel"
1918 Sentenced to five-and-a-half years at the Industrial School for Negro Children in Mt. Meigs, Alabama. Baseball becomes part of his life
1924 Joins the Mobile Tigers, a local black baseball team
1926 At 19 years old makes professional baseball debut with Chattanooga Black Lookouts
1929 Plays winter baseball in West Indies and Latin America
1934 Joins Bismarck team in North Dakota. Marries Janet Howard, a nineteen-year-old waitress
1934 Pitches two no-hitters on July 4 in two different cities on the same day (Pittsburgh and Chicago)
1936 Returns east to play for Pittsburgh Crawfords
1937 Accepts offer to play for Trujillo Stars in the Dominican Republic
1938 Pitches in the Mexican League and suffers shoulder injury
1938 Joins B team of Kansas City Monarchs
1939 Pitching arm improves, becomes ace pitcher for Monarch's A team (they win Negro American League title in 1939, '40, and '41)
1942 Paige becomes the highest-paid player in all of baseball
1943 Janet Howard and Satchel Paige divorce
1947 Marries Lahoma Brown, with whom he eventually fathers eight children
1948 Signs contract with Cleveland Indians, at 42 years old, becomes oldest rookie, and first African American to pitch in American League as a reliever
1948 Becomes first African American to pitch in the World Series
1951 Returning to Major League ball for first time since 1949, signs with St. Louis Browns
1956 Signs with Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League), at age 50, to play and manage
1966 Makes final big league appearance for Kansas City Athletics
1968 Runs for seat in Missouri state legislature and loses
1969 Atlanta Braves put Paige on their roster to allow him a sufficient number of days for a major league pension
1971 Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
1979 Installed in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
1982 Dies of a heart attack at his Kansas City home, June 8
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