Rare 1948 Color Video of Satchel Paige Found on Movie Director's Estate
From Bleacher Report - Front Page
December 29, 2012 - 1:14am
For many baseball fans, catching a glimpse of diamond heroes creates happy memories that are unshakable from the human psyche. Mine being the time I met Atlanta Braves hurler Steve Avery, I can only imagine what baseball fans fans are feeling after seeing recently released and rare video of pitching legend Satchel Paige on the hill in 1948. According to NESN writer Zach Stoloff, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Film Archive discovered a 16mm video of Paige pitching in a 1948 exhibition game. This film, found on the estate of filmmaker Richard Brooks, was taken at a minor league field in Los Angeles. You can watch the video below. While footage of Paige in this film was in the twilight of his career, I wonder how great this must be for older generations (who were kids then) to see actual color footage of one of the most icon...
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