June 8, 1982

Negro League and Major League pitching great Satchel Paige died on this date in Kansas City at the age of 75. 


Take Me Out to the Ballgame

On the heels of a season halted by the COVID pandemic, the 2021 MINK League season was especially important as a comeback year, as the teams returned to action, staged promotions to entertain fans, and put some ready-for-prime-time, pro-level skills on display.

The MINK summer collegiate baseball league has six teams in Missouri and two in Iowa, taking care of the M and I in the league name. League Commissioner Ron Rodriquez is hopeful that, soon, the latter part of the league name, N and K, will again represent teams from Nebraska and Kansas.


Satchel Paige

February 9, 1951

Satchel Paige was signed to pitch for the St. Louis Browns at age 46. Between innings Paige lounged in a rocking chair near the dugout.


Satchel Paige 1949 Bowman

February 10, 1971

Satchel Paige was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.