April 19 event celebrates life of Satchel Paige through work of 13-year-old Pepper Pike author

Paige on the mound

Paige on the mound

The Baseball Heritage Museum will celebrate the life of former Indians pitcher and Negro League legend Satchel Paige on Saturday, April 19, at the museum, which is located in the 5th Street Arcades in downtown Cleveland. The reception will feature the traveling exhibit “Satchel Paige, the Face of Negro League Baseball.”

And museum director Bob Zimmer has a surprise in store for the event: Paige’s story will be told by a 13-year-old author from Pepper Pike, Nathaniel Watson, who’s written a fictional story, “The Big Show.” Watson’s story is a historical piece of fiction based on Paige’s life, but told through the viewpoint of a catcher.

The event will take place at the museum from Noon-2PM just two blocks from the ballpark, so if you’re coming to the Tribe’s 1:05PM game vs. Oakland, hop over to the 5th Street Arcades before first pitch to check out this unique exhibit.

Click here for previous coverage of Paige events presented by the Baseball Heritage Museum.


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