Daily Archives: 17 February 2014

Satchel Paige in Alaska

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Satchel Paige and Alaska Gov. Mike Stepovich at a Miami Marlins minor league game in 1958.

Satchel Paige made in trip to Alaska in August of 1965 to pitch in a series of exhibition games. At the time, Paige was nearing 60, and he claimed he had not walked a batter in 20 years.

In a game against the team from Fort Richardson, Paige threw 22 pitches over three innings, shutting down every batter. He then switched sides, and did the same thing against the other team.

Photo courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Rasmuson Library