Today In Tribe History: August 3, 1948

By Jason Kaminski

Forty-one year old Satchel Paige makes his first Major League start before a crowd of 72,434 at Cleveland Stadium. Paige goes seven strong innings, giving up three runs and striking out six to earn the victory over the Washington Senators by a score of 5-3. The win pushes Cleveland into a four-way tie for first place.

 

Photo: Sports Illustrated

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