The Chicago Defender paid tribute to the great Satchel Paige on July 26, 1942 in a game between the defending champion Kansas City Monarchs and then league leading Memphis Red Sox.
18,000 fans turned out to honor Paige and see him beat Verdel Mathis and the Red Sox. The watch presented between games of a doubleheader was engraved with:
“TO SATCHEL PAIGE WORLD’S GREATEST PITCHER FROM THE CHICAGO DEFENDER WORLD’S GREATEST WEEKLY JULY 26, 1942”.
Congratulations to Bob Kendrick and the NLBM, on this great acquisition and keeping the Negro Leagues legacy alive!
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