Carl Yastrzemski slides across the plate with Boston’s final run in the eighth inning in the Red Sox’ first game victory over Cleveland in Aug. Catcher Joe Azcue reaches to make the tag, but too late to do any good. (AP Photo/Julian C.
Leroy “Satchel” Paige, the first Negro League player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Paige signed with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 and two days later became the oldest rookie and the first black pitcher in an American League baseball game.
James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell (May 1903 – March was an American center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many baseball observers to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in