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Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige

 
 
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
1. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Front of Headstone
Inscription.
front left panel
Leroy Robert
(picture of Satchel)
July 7, 1906
June 8, 1982

front right panel
Lahoma Jean
(picture of Lahoma)
April 7, 1922
Sept. 22, 1986

center front panel
Paige
He began work carrying suitcases at Mobile Union Station and devised a sling harness for hustling several bags at once. The other red caps said he looked like a "Walking Satchel Tree" thus Leroy became Satchel, and Satchel became a legend.

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center back panel
Paige
Rose above the humble beginnings of his native Mobile, Alabama, childhood to become a national treasure and a universal sports hero. Among the most illustrious sports
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
2. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Reverse of Headstone
figures in the history of baseball. For 39 summers and as many winters he traveled endlessly throughout the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic thrilling millions with his extraordinary pitching feats to become the most celebrated moundsman in the history of our National Pastime. Everyone knew him as "Satchel" Paige, a legend in life, an immortal in death.

back right panel
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.

back left panel
Leroy Robert Paige
and
Lahoma Jean Brown

Married March 5, 1946
Parents of
Shirley Miller
Pamela O'Neal
Carolyn Mason
Linda Shelby
Robert Paige
Lula Paige
Rita Rogers
Warren Paige

 
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. Touch for map. Gravesite and marker
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
3. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Closeup of front left panel
are located at the Forest Hill Cemetery. This headstone is in a median island where three cemetery roads converge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6901 Troost Avenue, Kansas City MO 64131, United States of America.
 
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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
4. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Closeup of front center panel

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.) 
 
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Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
5. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Closeup of front right panel
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
6. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Closeup of reverse left panel
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
7. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Closeup of reverse center panel
Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Onions, January 17, 2010
8. Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige Marker
Closeup of reverse right panel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. This page has been viewed 2,297 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 18, 2010, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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