Satch's Swan Song
Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Many long years ago,
The old gray mare, she kicked on the whiffletree,
Many long years ago.
The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be.
It seemed like a swan song to most everybody, but Paige, always eager to prove them wrong, saw his historic appearance as just the beginning.
“Now I’ll stay in shape,” Satchel told reporters after the game, “because now they know what I can do.”
"If Satch and I were pitching on the same team, we would clinch the pennant by July fourth and go fishing until World Series time."
Matt Kelly is the communications specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum