The Cleveland Indians sign Satchel Paige, the famous and incredible (some would say “ageless”) veteran Negro League pitcher. Many in the baseball world ridiculed the move as an unworthy Bill Veeck publicity stunt. However, the move demonstrates its merit as the 42-year-old (?) Paige finishes 6-1, with an ERA of 2.48.
Four years later, pitching for the St. Louis Browns, he will make the American League All-Star team.