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Satchel Paige
(1906-1982) born on
Jul 07
US baseball pitcher. He earned legendary fame during his years in the Negro leagues; was finally allowed to enter the major leagues in 1948.
         
   
F
I used to feel so bad before I got to the clubhouse, I didn't know what to do. But when I put that ballsuit on, I don't know where I got the spark to save my life.

R
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
A
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I tossed one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
N
Ain't no man can avoid being average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
K
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind it doesn't matter.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On facing prejudice, in "Invisible Men: Life in Baseball's Negro Leagues," by Don Rogosin, 1983.
R: "How to Stay Young," in "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.
A: In "Washington Post," 10 Jun 1982.
N: In "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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