How Satchel Paige Helped Integrate Baseball: Satchel Paige was one of the greatest baseball players of all time, a flamboyant showman and he integrated the game before Jackie Robinson.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues and today we remember one of baseball’s greatest pitchers, Satchel Paige. We hear from Larry Tye, author of ‘Satchel: The Life and Times of An American Legend.’ Paige began his career pitching in the Negro leagues and later became a Major League star. In the 1930s, he made his way across the country amazing audiences with his blazing fastball and pinpoint accuracy.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner