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1946 Bob Feller/Satchel Paige Barnstorming Program

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As a portent of dramas about to unfold in the chemistry of major league baseball, Bob Feller, in 1946, barnstormed in the after-season with Satchel Paige. Feller, then widely revered as the premier hurler in the Bigs, had publically proclaimed that Satchel Paige was the finest pitcher alive. As such, the Cleveland mound stalwart orchestrated a West Coast tour that scheduled a series of contests pitting his major league troupe against an all-star squad comprised of luminaries from the Negro Leagues. And from that tour, there survives this program – a 16-page publication that remains in about EX condition (a couple penciled notations on the cover, along with a very short tear from the right border). We can’t determine the site of this game, but it’s hand-dated, “Oct – 25” on the scorecard. This contest was scored and, if we interpret correctly, the game concluded in a 4-4 tie. Performing that day were such diamond celebrities as Mickey Vernon, Charlie Keller, Stan Musial, Feller and Satchel. However, we do note that the Paige’s All-Stars were not the principals on his team. (Paige, however, worked the first five innings.) If we could peer into Bob Feller’s sentiments of 60 years past, the likelihood is that his central aim in this tour was one of enlightenment rather than compensation.

1946,Celebrity,Major League,Program  Bob Feller,Charlie Keller,Mickey Vernon,Stan Musial

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