Good ol’ Satch!

Spring training… when baseball players and lumber traders get primed for seasonal action!

Satchel Paige said, “It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.”  A lumber trader was heard to say that an order here and there has the same effect.  Satchel no doubt would have more words of encouragement for us if he were alive today – at 105!  Check out more of his quotes here.

Joe Dimaggio called Satchel Paige “the best and fastest pitcher I’ve ever faced.”

A mixture of fact and embellishment, Satchel’s stories are legion and form a rich array of often-repeated folklore. On many occasions he would pull in the outfielders to sit behind the mound while he proceeded to strike out the side with the tying run on base.