The 25 Greatest Trash-Talkers in Sports History

3. Satchel Paige

Sport: Baseball

Satchel Paige was one of the greatest pitchers to walk God's green Earth. After decades of domination in the Negro Leagues, Satch became the oldest rookie in MLB history at 42. Paige believed in his stuff so much he would make his defense sit in the dugout while he faced batters. His exploits on the field were the stuff of legend, aided by the man himself.

Here's a couple quotes from Satchmo. When talking about cheating, Satch said: "I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation." And when talking of his baseball career, he said: "The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal." The man talked a tremendous amount of smack as one of the handful that backed it up. Paige should be put in philosophy textbooks. He was just as effective as Plato and Aristotle.

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