Satchel Paige became the first Negro Leagues star voted into the Hall of Fame, 48 years ago today.
Paige was the first player to be selected by a 10-person committee honoring the contributions of the Negro Leagues to baseball’s history.
Paige may have thrown dozens of no-hitters in barnstorming, semipro and minor league games. But the Negro Leagues no-hitters list compiled by SABR and Noir Tech Research has two entries for Paige:
|Friday, July 8, 1932 (second game of doubleheader)
Pittsburgh Crawfords 6, New York Black Yankees 0
|Wednesday, July 4, 1934
Pittsburgh Crawfords 4, Homestead Grays 0
(Paige struck out 17 batters)