Catch This Wisdom Pitched by the Legendary Satchel Paige

One great thing about summer is that there is more time to read, and not just about investing. I just finished both a biography and autobiography about baseball legend Satchel Paige and found some great investment wisdom contained within, although much of it was not intended as such.

Satchel Paige may have been one of the greatest pitchers ever, pitching thousands of games in various leagues from 1927 until 1966 during winter, spring, summer and fall. Unfortunately, he spent less than five years in the Major Leagues due to barriers against black ballplayers that were not lifted until he was 41. It looked like it was too late for him by then. But Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck signed him to a contract in 1948, and the 42-year-old "rookie" went 6-1 that year, helping lead the Indians to a World Series title. In 1965, at the age of 59, he tossed three scoreless innings for the Kansas City Athletics, a feat that still seems unbelievable. It was made all the more extraordinary by the fact that Paige gave up just one hit, to future Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski....344 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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