Satchel Paige appeared in 21 Major League games during the 1948 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Paige appeared in, specifically relating to his 1948 hitting statistics. Notes: The Date / Box field has a link to the box score from the game being described. If the Date is followed by an asterisk (*), Paige started during that game at the first position listed in the Position(s) column. Cumulative monthly totals are provided where applicable.
"I'll be 35 this year and I can only pitch as long as Satchel Paige. That gives me 35 more years." - Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw (1979)
In Chronological Order / Satchel Paige Stats
Did you know that Satchel Paige appeared in 10 games at home, had 10 at-bats, drove in 0 runs, scored 0 times, had 1 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 0 home runs), walked 0 times (0 intentional), struck out 3 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 0 times (0 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .1 batting average, .1 on base percentage and .1 slugging average?
On the road, Satchel Paige appeared in 12 games, had 13 at-bats, drove in 0 runs, scored 0 times, had 1 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 0 home runs), walked 0 times (0 intentional), struck out 2 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 2 times (2 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a .076 batting average, .076 on base percentage and .076 slugging average?
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