Starting pitcher Satchel Paige is famous for many things. Paige spent the majority of his career in the Negro Leagues, but after Jackie Robinson broke the barrier for African American baseball players in the Majors, Satchel Paige took a shot at the mound.
Paige made his Major League debut at 41 years old, but that did not stop him from having an average sized career like other baseball players. The ageless pitcher appeared in games until he was 58 which earned him the title as the oldest pitcher ever to appear in a game.
Aside from his age, he also had some of the most unique, un-hittable pitches ever witnessed by batters and spectators. In his arsenal, Paige pitched different fastballs, which he gave names like Bat Dodger, Midnight Rider, Long Tommy, Little Tommy, and Bee Ball. Ultimately, Paige through mostly fastballs his entire career and in 2010, Sports Illustrated named him the hardest thrower in Major League history.
At the end of the day, a lot of Satchel Paige's pitches became illegal, but Paige still said, "I never threw an illegal pitch. Trouble is, once in awhile i would toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation" (Satchel Paige).