On this day, February 9, 1971, pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In addition to entertaining fans by his expansive pitching repertoire, Satch also served up some unforgettable quotes:
- "Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter."
- "Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching."
- "Money and women." They’re two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn’t do for anything else. Same with money."