Satchel Paige Exhibit on Display at Beachwood Library

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Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige didn’t enter Major League Baseball until he was 42 years old, but that didn’t stop the rookie from helping the Cleveland Indians win the pennant in 1948.

Come hear about the life of the legendary storyteller and one of the most entertaining pitchers in baseball history at the Beachwood Library, presented by the Baseball Heritage Museum, on Saturday, February 8 at 2PM. Also scheduled to appear is former Negro Leagues player Ted Toles.

Paige’s pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. He is considered by many to be “The Face of Negro League Baseball” and attracted record crowds everywhere he pitched, due to his incredible pitching repertoire and his infectious personality.

The event is free and open to the public. Register for this event by visiting www.cuyahogalibrary.org or calling 216-831-6868.

During the entire month of February, images from the collection of the Baseball Heritage Museum will be on display at the Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, located at 25501 Shaker Blvd in Beachwood.

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Been an Indians fan since the days of Luke Easter, Larry Doby, Jim Hegan, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, Al Rosen, Bobby Avila, Herb Score….I remember listening to the game on the radio when he got hit in the face by a line drive….I was ironing, had to do a lot of ironing then (I started listening to Jimmy Dudley announce the games back to 1948 – I was 8 yrs. old). I’m still an Indians but now I live near Baltimore (since 1960) and need a back-up home team to cheer for so The Baltimore Orioles are my sub-team. When the Indians come to Baltimore it is tough for me to cheer against them so I wear an O’s shirt and my Cleveland Indians cap! Lou Creighton – (I am a female)…that’s another story!

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