Jackson Creek Middle School
American Heroes: Satchel Paige
Off The Field
On July 6, 1906 a boy by the name of LeRoy Robert Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama.
In 1913 at the age of seven, Paige acquired the name of "Satchel." His mother decided one day that pawning the bottles out of the neighbors' garbage was not bringing enough pennies to the family. So his mother found him a job at the train yard loading satchels and other things on trains. His co-workers decided that Satchel fit him well because of his work.
In 1931, Paige gets married to Janet Howard.
In 1943 he gets divorced to his wife Janet, and gets re-married to Lahoma Brown.
In 1951 and has another daughter born named Sue and in 1952 his family has another addition to the family with his son, Robert LeRoy.
His daughter Lula Ouida is born in 1958, then in in 1960 he has another daughter named Rita Jean.
In 1975, he becomes the subject of a movie, Don't Look Back: The Satchel Paige Story.
In 1982, everything came to an end and LeRoy "Satchel" Paige dies of a heart attack on June 8 in Kansas City, Missouri.
By: Tyson W.
Last updated: 01/11/02