On This Date 9/25/1965

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Satchel Paige becomes the oldest player in Major League history when he makes a start for the Kansas City Athletics at the age of 59. Paige, whose age had always been fuzzy, had been a star in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs three decades earlier. Satchel Paige pitched three innings for the A’s in a home game against the Boston Red Sox, allowing one hit with one strikeout and left with a 1-0 lead.

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