42 Things You Didn't Know About Jackie Robinson

Other players in the Negro Leagues were angry that Robinson got signed before them.

Namely Josh Gibson (the black Babe Ruth) and Satchel Paige. Gibson never got to play in the big leagues, in fact, he died a few months before Robinson's first game. Paige however did, although he may have been 50 at the time (spotty birth records couldn't pinpoint his age).

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