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August 3, 1948 > Negro League legend Satchel Paige makes his first Major League start. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer pitches seven innings and earns the win as the Cleveland Indians defeat the Washington Senators, 5-3. Appearing mostly in relief, Paige will go 6-1 with a 2.48 ERA that season.