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Satchel Paige

Nobody knows exactly when Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was born, but he began playing professional baseball in 1926 and became one of the game's greatest pitchers. The biggest crowd drawing card of the Negro Leagues, Paige propelled the Pittsburgh Crawfords to the top the early 1930s, and then did the same for the Kansas City Monarchs during their four-year reign of Negro American League pennants from 1939 to 1942. Paige is known as the oldest "rookie" to play Major League Baseball when he won 6 games (losing just one) for the 1948 Indians down the stretch of their 1948 run to the World Series championship (Paige was at least 42 years old, and probably older). Paige was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971--the first electee from the Negro League Committee.

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Manager Lou Boudreau
First Baseman Jim Thome
Second Baseman Nap Lajoie
Third Baseman Al Rosen
Shortstop Omar Vizquel
Left Fielder Albert Belle
Center Fielder Tris Speaker
Right Fielder Manny Ramirez
Catcher Sandy Alomar, Jr.
RH Pitcher Bob Feller
LH Pitcher Sam McDowell
Closer Doug Jones
Designated Hitter Rocky Colavito

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