About Satchel Paige:
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was an American Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who became a legend in his own lifetime by attracting record crowds wherever he pitched.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can't hit it.
You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.
I was born in August, no July, 1908.
Avoid running at all times.
Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.
age is a state of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.