Friday, March 11, 2005

A quote

Right now I am reading a biography of Satchel Paige by Mark Ribowsky. Here's quote attributed to him from late 1935 concerning the integration of baseball: "I'm probably drawin' more money right now than any other pitcher in baseball. What owner is goin' to pay that tkind of money right now at my age? Even if I did jump, I don't think those white boys from the south'd stand it. They got ahold of somethin' bitter when they were little and they ain't been able to relax and smile at the world since then."

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