Satchel Paige’s Remarkable Perspective

It was 1956. I saw Satchel Paige pitch for the Miami Marlins, a triple A ballclub in the International League. They played, among other teams, the Havana Sugar Kings and the Montreal Royals from which Jackie Robinson came to the Dodgers in the 40s. 

Satchel claimed to be 50 in ’56 and had a miniscule 1.86 ERA. He was fooling hitters with guile and off speed pitches even into his “old age.”

He told us all how he got by. “Work like you don’t need money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” (

Sounds like wonderful advice to me.

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