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Satchel Paige
July 7, 1906 - June 8, 1982
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.


If a man can beat you, walk him.


I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.


I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.


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


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


My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.


My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.


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


When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it.


It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.


Avoid running at all times.


Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.


I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.


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


Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.


Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.


You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.


Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money.


The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.


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