Tom Simard

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Satchel Paige

Growing up I was fortunate to see some really great hitters, and on occasion some very fine pitchers. Since designated hitting was not yet in vogue, pitchers struck out a lot.  Dean Chance, who was famous for it, ended up with a batting average of .66, which was probably comparable to my own except I couldn’t pitch, and I wasn’t in the Major Leagues.

My dad loved baseball as well and used to tell me that the greatest pitcher he ever saw was  Satchel Paige during his years in the Negro League.


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