Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige
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(picture of Satchel)
July 7, 1906
June 8, 1982
(picture of Lahoma)
April 7, 1922
Sept. 22, 1986
2. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
3. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
4. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.
5. Avoid running at all times.
6. Don't look back, something might be gaining on you.
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He began a twenty seven year career with the Kansas City Monarchs, and made this his home.
Three big moments in his baseball career ... pitched a 5-0 shutout for Cleveland against Chicago in 1948; when he was inducted in to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1971; he attended the dedication of Satchel Paige Stadium here just three days before he died.
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Lahoma Jean Brown
Married March 5, 1946
Location. 39° 0.034′ N, 94° 34.221′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Troost Avenue 0.2 miles north of 71st Street. Click for map. Gravesite and marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forest Hill Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waldo P. Johnson (about 500 feet away); Shelby's Last Stand (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrisonville Road (Prospect) (approx. 0.8 miles away); Battle of the Big Blue (approx. 0.9 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mockbee Farm (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hinkle's Grove (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kansas City.
More about this marker. As can be seen from the photographs, people leave signed baseballs as tokens. There is a small walkway to the headstone which is flanked on either side by a small concrete bench. An ornamental urn is located at the opposite end of the walkway.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for Satchel Paige. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
2. Official Satchel Paige Home Page. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
3. Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. This is a link to a great Museum to everything about the Negro Leagues. It is located here in Kansas City at 18th & Vine. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
4. Baseball Hall of Fame. Link to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York. (Submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Persons • Sports •
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