Cleveland: Cleveland Indians, 1948.
Wraps. Satpled soft cover. 16 pages. Contents includes a two page score card of the Philadelphia A's vs. Cleveland Indians; an article with photograph of Leroy Stachel Paige; photographs of Hall of Fame Trio of Don Black, Bob Lemon, and Bob Feller, and several advertisements. Very good. Item #13701
Finally, on July 7, 1948, with his Cleveland Indians in a pennant race and in desperate need of pitching, Indians owner Bill Veeck brought Paige in to try out with Indians player-manager Lou Boudreau. On that same day, his 42nd birthday, Paige signed his first major league contract, for $40,000 for the three months remaining in the season, becoming the first Negro pitcher in the American League and the seventh Negro big leaguer overall. Larry Doby, who broke the color barrier in the American League at the age of 23 the same year Robinson did in the National League, would be a teammate of Paige.