Leroy “Satchel” Paige’s is considered one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. His historic and pioneering baseball career spanned a remarkable five decades, split between the Negro Leagues and the Major Leagues. At age 42 in 1948, Paige made his major league debut for the Cleveland Indians; to this day, this makes him the oldest debutant in major league history. Additionally, Paige was 59 years old when he played his last major league game, which is also a record that stands to this day. Paige was the first black pitcher to play in the American League and was the seventh black player to play in Major League Baseball. A 2× MLB All-Star (1952, 1953), 5× Negro league All-Star (1934, 1936, 1941-1943), World Series champion (1948), Negro World Series champion (1942), Paige became the first electee of the Negro League Committee to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.