Satchel Paige, athlete
July 7, 1906 (?)-June 8, 1982
Satchel Paige by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2000)
Major league pitching great, Satchel Paige first played (and set records) in the Negro Leagues. When the major league integrated, he was the first African-American pitcher in the American League.
Paige: The Official Web Site hosts a biography, photos, quotes and stats.