Posted by SR on May 13, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Satchel foot posted by Bruce Kahl on May 13, 2004
: : Can anyone tell me where the phrase "satchel foot" came from?
: I never heard of your phrase but I found:
: PAIGE, LEROY ROBERT "SATCHEL", 1906-1982
: Professional baseball player. Born: 1904-1908?, Mobile. Played baseball with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts (1927?), Birmingham Black Barons, New Orleans Black Pelicans, Pittsburgh Crawford Giants until 1948; winter ball in Latin America, 1935-1941. Signed with the Cleveland Indians, 1948; Kansas City Monarchs, 1950; St. Louis Browns, 1951. Voted most valuable relief pitcher for the Browns in 1951, 1952, and 1953. Statistics: won 23 games, last 4 in 1933; pitched 29 games in 29 days, 1934; winning streaks of 21 games and 62 scoreless innings. Named to Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971, Nickname for shoe size , "Satchel Foot", shortened to "Satch".
Some interesting philosophy from Satch:
: Satchel Paige... "Don't look back; something might be gaining on you!"
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"