On August 11, 1968 — Satchel Paige‚ 62 years or so old‚ and needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension‚ is signed by the Braves. He will not pitch a regular-season game for Atlanta and will become a coach on September 30th  And stay for  another season.

He would reach out to 20 teams and 19 teams would turn him down.


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