A Walking Satchel Tree

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Robert Leroy “Satchel” Paige reportedly got his nickname in his youth from carrying passengers’ bags at the railroad station in Mobile, Alabama.  He devised a system of carrying several bags, or satchels, at once utilizing a long pole and resembled a walking satchel tree.

Paige was older than forty-two when he joined the Cleveland Indians in 1948, helping them to win the World Series. According to Negro Leaguer Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, Satchel was born on July 7, 1900.  He was forty-eight that season!

Contrary to popular belief, Satchel Paige did not win “Rookie Of The Year” honors.  In 1948, that award went to the New York Giants’ shortstop Alvin Dark.

But Robert did indeed become Satchel, and Satchel became legend.
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His six rules for staying young:
1) Don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.
2) Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.
3) If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
4) Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
5) Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society – the social ramble ain’t restful.
6) Avoid running at all times.
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Trunkbunker.com named Satchel Paige to be the best athlete who ever wore Number 25.

LSP CARTOON

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