One of my favorite podcasts I listen to obsessively is from How Stuff Works called Stuff You Missed in History Class which posts twice a week and profiles various people, places or events in history. This week in honor of Black History Month the podcast was on Satchel Paige and since baseball season is also coming up, their timing was perfect.
Satchel Paige in one of his infamous pitching stances
There was so much I didn't know about him and they gave a good background on the Negro Leagues as well. The topic is "Was Satchel Paige the greatest pitcher in history?" Give it a listen and find out (Joe DiMaggio thought so).