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Satchel Paige

Leroy Robert Paige

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: July 7, 1906 in Mobile, AL
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians in 1948. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 9, 1948 (Age 42.002)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1948 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Indians/Athletics 1948-1965

Final Game: September 25, 1965 (Age 59.080)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 1971.
   View Satchel Paige Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Died: June 8, 1982 in Kansas City, MO
Buried: Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 4:17PM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #398. Don Mossi… #399. Ellis Kinder… #400. Bill Hands… #401. SATCHEL PAIGE… #402. Aaron Sele… #403. Tim Belcher… #404. Harry Coveleski… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1948 41 CLE AL 6 1 .857 2.48 21 7 5 3 2 1 72.2 61 21 20 2 22 43 1 2 1 295 165 2.78 1.142 7.6 0.2 2.7 5.3 1.95
1949 42 CLE AL 4 7 .364 3.04 31 5 19 1 0 5 83.0 70 29 28 4 33 54 1 1 0 348 132 3.07 1.241 7.6 0.4 3.6 5.9 1.64
1951 44 SLB AL 3 4 .429 4.79 23 3 16 0 0 5 62.0 67 39 33 6 29 48 1 1 1 278 93 3.64 1.548 9.7 0.9 4.2 7.0 1.66
1952 ★ 45 SLB AL 12 10 .545 3.07 46 6 35 3 2 10 138.0 116 51 47 5 57 91 3 0 2 582 127 2.85 1.254 7.6 0.3 3.7 5.9 1.60 AS,MVP-17
1953 ★ 46 SLB AL 3 9 .250 3.53 57 4 34 0 0 11 117.1 114 51 46 12 39 51 1 1 2 489 119 4.08 1.304 8.7 0.9 3.0 3.9 1.31 AS
1965 58 KCA AL 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1.85 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
6 Yrs 28 31 .475 3.29 179 26 109 7 4 32 476.0 429 191 174 29 180 0 288 7 5 6 2002 124 3.28 1.279 8.1 0.5 3.4 5.4 1.60
162 Game Avg. 9 10 .475 3.29 59 9 36 2 1 11 158 142 63 58 10 60 96 2 2 2 664 124 3.28 1.279 8.1 0.5 3.4 5.4 1.60
SLB (3 yrs) 18 23 .439 3.57 126 13 85 3 2 26 317.1 297 141 126 23 125 190 5 2 5 1349 115 3.46 1.330 8.4 0.7 3.5 5.4 1.52
CLE (2 yrs) 10 8 .556 2.78 52 12 24 4 2 6 155.2 131 50 48 6 55 97 2 3 1 643 146 2.93 1.195 7.6 0.3 3.2 5.6 1.76
KCA (1 yr) 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1.85 0.333 3.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1948 41 CLE AL 72.2 21 7 21 2.60 4.42 0.49 0.00 96.7 3.80 10 1.0 1.2 -0.0 1.6 16 .547 .506
1949 42 CLE AL 83.0 31 5 29 3.14 4.65 0.37 0.00 96.2 4.12 9 0.9 1.7 0.1 1.7 16 .530 .506
1951 44 SLB AL 62.0 23 3 39 5.66 4.80 -0.32 0.00 110.2 5.65 -0 -0.1 1.3 -0.1 0.4 5 .498 .500
1952 ★ 45 SLB AL 138.0 46 6 51 3.33 4.25 -0.05 0.00 103.8 4.46 17 1.9 1.8 0.4 3.4 28 .541 .512 AS,MVP-17
1953 ★ 46 SLB AL 117.1 57 4 51 3.91 4.62 -0.25 0.00 105.5 5.13 15 1.6 1.8 0.4 3.0 26 .528 .510 AS
1965 58 KCA AL 3.0 1 1 0 0.00 3.90 -0.21 0.07 102.0 4.27 1 0.2 -0.0 0.2 2 .683 .501
6 Seasons 476.0 179 26 191 3.61 4.51 0.02 0.00 102.6 4.62 52 5.6 1.7 0.7 10.3 92 .531 .508
SLB (3 yrs) 317.1 126 13 141 4.00 4.49 -0.18 0.00 105.7 4.94 31 3.5 1.7 0.6 6.8 59 .527 .509
CLE (2 yrs) 155.2 52 12 50 2.89 4.54 0.43 0.00 96.4 3.97 19 1.9 1.5 0.1 3.3 32 .537 .506
KCA (1 yr) 3.0 1 1 0 0.00 3.90 -0.21 0.07 102.0 4.27 1 0.2 -0.0 0.2 2 .683 .501

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1948 ❍ 41 CLE AL WS W BSN 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1 WS 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Standard Batting

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1948 41 CLE AL 21 25 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .087 .087 .087 .174 -53 2 0 0 2 1
1949 42 CLE AL 31 18 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .063 .167 .063 .229 -38 1 2 0 0 1
1951 44 SLB AL 23 17 16 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -33 2 2 0 1 1
1952 ★ 45 SLB AL 46 44 39 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 10 .128 .150 .128 .278 -23 5 1 0 4 1 AS,MVP-17
1953 ★ 46 SLB AL 57 30 29 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 .069 .069 .069 .138 -63 2 0 0 1 1 AS
1965 58 KCA AL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
6 Yrs 179 135 124 2 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 32 .097 .118 .097 .215 -41 12 5 0 8 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 122 112 2 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 29 .097 .118 .097 .215 -41 11 5 0 7
SLB (3 yrs) 126 91 84 2 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 22 .107 .118 .107 .225 -39 9 3 0 6
CLE (2 yrs) 52 43 39 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 .077 .122 .077 .199 -46 3 2 0 2
KCA (1 yr) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1948 41 CLE AL 21 25 -5 -0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .487 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
1949 42 CLE AL 31 18 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1951 44 SLB AL 23 17 -3 -0 -0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
1952 ★ 45 SLB AL 46 44 -7 -0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .496 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1 AS,MVP-17
1953 ★ 46 SLB AL 57 30 -7 -0 0 0 3 -3 -0.4 0 -3 -0.4 .494 .498 -0.4 0.0 -3 1 AS
1965 58 KCA AL 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
6 Seasons 179 135 -26 -0 -0 0 15 -12 -1.2 0 -12 -1.2 .493 .498 -1.2 0.0 -12
SLB (3 yrs) 126 91 -17 -0 0 0 10 -7 -0.7 0 -7 -0.7 .494 .498 -0.8 0.0 -7
CLE (2 yrs) 52 43 -9 -0 -0 0 5 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .491 .499 -0.5 0.0 -4
KCA (1 yr) 1 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .485 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1948 ❍ 41 CLE AL WS BSN W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1948 CLE AL 41 P 21 7 3 72.2 14 2 12 0 0 1.000 1.73 0.67 .963 2.02 1.99 1 1 50% 48% 1
1949 CLE AL 42 P 31 5 1 83.0 15 5 10 0 0 1.000 1.63 0.48 .962 2.13 2.09 3 1 25% 46% 0
1951 SLB AL 44 P 23 3 0 62.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.02 0.30 .953 2.08 2.06 5 1 17% 45% 0
1952 SLB AL 45 P 46 6 3 138.0 28 5 23 0 2 1.000 1.83 0.61 .966 2.10 2.10 8 4 33% 46% 1 AS,MVP-17
1953 SLB AL 46 P 57 4 0 117.1 15 3 12 0 1 1.000 1.15 0.26 .957 1.95 1.93 9 2 18% 51% 0 AS
1965 KCA AL 58 P 1 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.00 0 0 0
6 Seasons P 179 26 7 476.0 79 17 62 0 3 1.000 1.49 0.44 .962 2.05 2.03 26 9 26% 47% 2
6 Seasons TOT 179 26 7 476.0 79 17 62 0 3 1.000 1.49 0.44 .962 2.05 2.03 26 9 26% 47% 2
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1951 BBWAA ( 0.4%)
1971 Negro League (inducted)
Selected to HOF in 1971
by Negro League Committee

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1952 AL (17, 4%)
0.04 Career Shares (1203rd)

Games Played s c a p y
1952 AL  46 (2nd)
1953 AL  57 (4th)

Saves s c a p y
1949 AL  5 (4th)
1951 AL  5 (6th)
1952 AL  10 (2nd)
1953 AL  11 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1948 AL  2 (9th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1949 AL  19 (6th)
1952 AL  35 (1st)
1953 AL  34 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1949 AL  1.4 (10th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1952 AL  46 (2nd)
1953 AL  57 (4th)

Oldest s c a p y
1948 AL  born 1906-07-07 (3rd)
1949 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1951 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1952 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1953 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)
1965 AL  born 1906-07-07 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 15 (1270), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 7 (1193), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (287th), 9.1 career WAR/9.1 7yr-peak WAR/9.1 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

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Name and misspellings: Leroy Robert sachel Satchel satchell stachel page Paige

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