Today in Tribe History: June 8, 1982
Jason Kaminski | On 08, Jun 2014
Hall of Fame pitcher and former Cleveland Indian Satchel Paige passes away at the age of 75. Paige was widely considered to be the greatest Negro League pitcher of all-time. He signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 making his debut at the age of 42. This made him the oldest rookie in Major League history. Paige played two seasons in Cleveland and a total of six in his Major League career.