Biden Negro League – President Biden alluded to the late baseball player Satchel Paige as “the great negro” prior to amending himself during his Veterans Day address at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.
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Biden was respecting previous U.S. Envoy to Hungary Donald Blinken, an Army veteran and father of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his discourse when he dispatched into an anecdote about Paige, who played in the supposed “Negro leagues” prior to moving to Major League Baseball in the last part of the 1940s.
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“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher of the Negro leagues, who went on to become a great pitcher in the pros — in Major League Baseball — after Jackie Robinson. His name was Satchel Paige,”
“And Satchel Paige on his 47th birthday pitched a win against Chicago,”
“And all the press went in and said, ‘Satch is amazing. Forty-seven years old. No one’s ever, ever pitched a win at age 47. How do you feel about being 47?’ He said, ‘Boys, that’s not how I look at it.’ And they said, ‘How do you look at it, Satch? And he said, ‘I look at it this way: How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?’”
Biden, 78, proceeded to joke that he’s just 50 years of age and the 95-year-old senior Blinken is 47.
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The abnormal second happened during a discourse he gave at Arlington Cemetary in Virginia, on Thursday.During the 1920s, the Negro association was made out of groups with African Americans and, less significantly, Latin Americans. Paige, a famous baseball player for more than fifty years, played in both the Negro League and the Major League.