Before you judge Catfish Hunter, if Satchel Paige told us we had to sit on his lap before he'd talk to us about pitching, we would, too.
Paige was an ageless wonder with unlimited knowledge. Segregation delayed his major league debut until 1948, when he was 42, after years of dominating batters in the Negro, Mexican and Independent Leagues. Paige made his final MLB appearance in 1965 at the age of 58.
Six years later, in 1971, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first player elected by the Negro League Committee.