Leroy “Satchel” Paige (1906-1982), who is a near mythical figure in sports history, pitched his first professional game in 1926 and his last in 1965.
He was the Negro Baseball League’s biggest star and attraction. Paige was famous for his windmill windup and hesitation pitch. He also became know as a great humorist.
Here are his rules “for staying young,” which, according to him “are mighty good for anybody.”
1) “Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.”
2) “If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.”
3) “Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.”
4) “Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society-the social ramble ain’t restful.”
5) “Avoiding running at all times.”
6) “And don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
Source: The African American Book Of Values, Doubleday, Steven Barboza, Editor and Commentator
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