Sport: Satchelfoots

Last week large, dark Leroy ("Satchelfoots") Paige went home to his native Mobile for a day of triumph. Satchelfoots owes his nickname (optionally shortened to either "Satchel" or "Foots") to his size 12 shoes. He stands 6 ft. 3½ in. high, weighs 186 lb., and is regarded by colored baseball fans and many white sportswriters as the greatest Negro pitcher of all time, as one of the greatest pitchers of any hue in baseball history.

Satchel has blinding speed, marvelous control, and, unlike most white flingers, he is a prodigious hitter. His team is the Travelers, a roving division of the...

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