This Date in Baseball History – August 3

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On August 3rd, 1948, at the ripe age of 41, Satchel Paige’s long years of barnstorming and “all-star” teams finally paid dividends, when he made his first Major League start with the Cleveland Indians.

Mick Gillispie told the story of Paige’s prime – and his success in the Majors at the end of his career – during the sixth inning of Tennessee’s game with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Sunday.

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The Smokies Radio Network is the official radio network for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. Daily broadcasts begin with the Pilot-Oscar Mayer pre-game show airing 15 minutes before every game. Following the game the broadcast concludes with the Edward Jones Investments post-game show. The Smokies Radio Network staff includes the Director of Broadcasting Mick Gillispie, Sr. Broadcast Assistant Greg Young, Broadcast Assistant Keith Brake and Broadcast Intern James Rowe.


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