A telegram. Today, that’d be tweeted. Ain’t nostalgia quaint?
In addition, Satchel has some scouting on facing Lou Gehrig:
Two days before the game, Paige told the Oakland Post-Enquirer this would be his toughest game. “Never before have I faced so many great hitters in one game,” he said. “I’ve licked teams with three or four big-leaguers, but a whole club of them … this ain’t going to be easy. However, I expect to whip ’em.”
About Gehrig, Paige told the Post-Enquirer: “Gehrig is a powerful hitter, but he can be fooled.”
Wouldn’t you love to have witnessed that?