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I did not know that 'ol Satch pitched for the St. Louis Browns.  

"When Veeck bought an 80% interest in the St. Louis Browns he soon signed Paige. In his first game back in the major leagues, on July 18, 1951, against the Washington Senators, Paige pitched six innings of shutout baseball until the seventh when he gave up three runs. He ended the season with a 3–4 record and a 4.79 ERA.

In 1952, Rogers Hornsby took over as manager of the Browns, and despite past accusations of racism, Hornsby was less hesitant to use Paige than Boudreau was four years before. Paige was so effective that when Hornsby was fired by Veeck, his successor Marty Marion seemed not to want to risk going more than three games without using Paige in some form. By July 4, with Paige having worked in 25 games, Casey Stengel named him to the American League All-Star team, making him the first black pitcher on an AL All-Star team. The All-Star game was cut short after five innings due to rain and Paige never got in. Stengel resolved to name him to the team the following year. Paige finished the year 12–10 with a 3.07 ERA for a team that lost ninety games."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satchel_Paige#St._Louis_Browns

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BRob inducted into Oriole HOF!  He was a bright spot during the many years of ugly baseball.  He only had that one incident where he was caught "using" (but many did use).  I forgave him for playing with the NYY and enjoy his commentary on radio broadcasts now.

 

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On 8/6/2018 at 1:19 PM, bobmc said:

 

I did not know that 'Ol Satch pitched for the St. Louis Browns.  

"When Veeck bought an 80% interest in the St. Louis Browns he soon signed Paige. In his first game back in the major leagues, on July 18, 1951, against the Washington Senators, Paige pitched six innings of shutout baseball until the seventh when he gave up three runs. He ended the season with a 3–4 record and a 4.79 ERA.

In 1952, Rogers Hornsby took over as manager of the Browns, and despite past accusations of racism, Hornsby was less hesitant to use Paige than Boudreau was four years before. Paige was so effective that when Hornsby was fired by Veeck, his successor Marty Marion seemed not to want to risk going more than three games without using Paige in some form. By July 4, with Paige having worked in 25 games, Casey Stengel named him to the American League All-Star team, making him the first black pitcher on an AL All-Star team. The All-Star game was cut short after five innings due to rain and Paige never got in. Stengel resolved to name him to the team the following year. Paige finished the year 12–10 with a 3.07 ERA for a team that lost ninety games."

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satchel_Paige#St._Louis_Browns

 

 

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The St. Louis Browns ........ Our American Cousin.

 

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I would support a Constitutional Amendment that permanently deeds the name of a professional sports franchise to the community where it was first used...thus preventing the weirdly insanity of having Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz and Rams that seemingly wander all over the country from Cleveland to Los Angeles to St. Louis and back.  And Dodgers avoiding trolley cars in Brooklyn makes little sense in LA. 

Any pro owner that leaves with his franchise leaves the name behind...period. 

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21 hours ago, tntoriole said:

I would support a Constitutional Amendment that permanently deeds the name of a professional sports franchise to the community where it was first used...thus preventing the weirdly insanity of having Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz and Rams that seemingly wander all over the country from Cleveland to Los Angeles to St. Louis and back.  And Dodgers avoiding trolley cars in Brooklyn makes little sense in LA. 

Any pro owner that leaves with his franchise leaves the name behind...period. 

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