Satchel Paige Quotes (42 quotes)
“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.”
As quoted in: News and Views - Ohio AFL-CIO., Volumes 7-9, 1958
New York Post (4 October 1959)
“That man ['Cool Papa' Bell] was so fast he could turn out the light and jump in bed before the room got dark.”
As quoted in: Sporting News, 26 May 1973. Variant: "so fast that when he ﬂipped the wall switch in a hotel room, he'd be in bed before the light went out."
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Picture Source: WikipediaSatchel Paige
Born: July 7, 1906
Died: June 8, 1982 (aged 75)
Bio: Leroy Robert Satchel Paige was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted from the Negro leagues.
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“There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place. I have finished second twice in my time at Green Bay and I never want to finish second again.”