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How fast could Satchel Paige throw a fastball? Was Satchel Paige the first black baseball player?

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Born as Leroy Robert Paige but known worldwide as Satchel Paige, he was born on the 7th day of July, in the year 1906. This was in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Being a father of 7, he really proved to be an amazing pitcher and set the bar for most black pitchers and baseball players to make it in this world. Although his career was one with quite some pressure, he didn’t allow that bring him down.

Satchel Paige baseball card | Credit: National Museum of African American History and Culture

How fast could Satchel Paige throw a fastball?

There are so many greats in the world of baseball. However, pitcher Satchel Paige is one of those baseball players with a record that cannot be beaten. How? Against the Senators where he lost, he threw the fastest.

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His fastball speed was measured at 98.6 mph. this is the fastest throw ever of Satchel Paige.

Was Satchel Paige the first black baseball player?

Satchel Paige was indeed the first black pitcher ever to play in the league in America. Also, he was the 7th black player to be part in or play in the MLB or Major League Baseball.

In the year 1948, Satchel Paige became the very first player who played in the NL or Negro Leagues to ever play in the World Series.

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