February 9 in Baseball History

February 9, 1971

“Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League star to be selected to the Hall of Fame. The right-hander, the oldest player in the majors to make his big league debut, became a legend during his professional career, which lasted from the 1920s until 1965, playing in several different Negro Leagues and with the Indians, Browns, and A’s.”

Kind of speaks for itself I think.  I’m going out on a limb I think when I say we won’t be seeing another 45-year playing career anytime soon.

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