The Satchel Paige Foundation (SPF) is a 501 (c) (3) organization formed to perpetuate the legacy of Leroy "Satchel" Paige and offer scholarships that provide financial assistance to selected low-income single parents who are pursuing a degree or certification through a post-secondary education through an accredited Missouri or Kansas college/university or technical school, to increase their earning potential.
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was a Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He played in the Negro Leagues most of his baseball career. He was the first Negro League pitcher in the American League. Playing for the Cleveland, Indians, Satchel Paige was the oldest rookie in Major League Baseball. He played in the All-Star Game in 1952 and 1953 while playing for the St. Louis Browns. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1971. On July 28, 2006, a statue of Satchel Paige was unveiled in Cooper Park, Cooperstown, New York commemorating the contributions of the Negro Leagues to baseball.
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