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Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

One time he hit a line drive right past my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit him in the ass sliding into second base.

On Cool Papa Bell

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

I never throwed an illegal pitch...just once in a while I used to toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

I ain't ever had a job. I just always play baseball.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

Ain't no doubt I could win pitchin' relief every day. Name off one of you guys can hit three deliveries like I throw, overhand, sidearm and underhand.

As told to Red Smith

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher
Contributed by: Jane Richard

If I'd be five inches off center, why, that'd still be a strike, but he'd give me hell. Today I can lay a cigaret paper down and pitch across it seven times out of eight. Never been sore but once down in Mexico in 1937. Like Joe Louis, only one arm like this comes along in fifty years.

As told to Red Smith, who wrote, "His first manager, Bill Blakewell, taught him control, making him warm up with a baseball as his target instead of a plate."

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher
Red Smith on Baseball

Contributed by: Jane Richard

Nobody likes the ball low and away, but that's where they'll get it from me.

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
Kansas City Monarchs
Pitcher

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