Satchel Paige appeared in 57 Major League games during the 1953 regular season. The chart below is a comprehensive analysis of the games Paige appeared in, specifically relating to his 1953 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)
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Satchel Paige 1953 Game by Game Batting Logs
Did you know that Satchel Paige appeared in 27 games at home, had 14 at-bats, drove in 0 runs, scored 0 times, had 0 hits (0 doubles / 0 triples / 0 home runs), walked 0 times (0 intentional), struck out 6 times, was hit by a pitcher 0 times, sacrificed 1 times (1 hits & 0 flies), and finished at home with a batting average, on base percentage and slugging average?
On the road, Satchel Paige appeared in 30 games, had 15 at-bats, drove in 2 runs, scored 1 times, had 2 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 .133 batting average, .133 on base percentage and .133 slugging average?
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