Satchel Paige gravesite
“Satchel Paige” (Leroy Robert Paige)
(and wife Lahoma Jean Paige)
Forest Hill Cemetery
Kansas City, Missouri

GPS coordinates for Satchel Paige’s grave:  39.000624, -94.570448


Front of stone, below the name “PAIGE” says:
HE BEGAN WORK CARRYING SUITCASES
AT MOBILE UNION STATION AND DE-
VISED A SLING HARNESS FOR HUSTLING
SEVERAL BAGS AT ONCE. THE OTHER
RED CAPS SAID HE LOOKED LIKE A
      “WALKING SATCHEL TREE”
THUS LEROY BECAME SATCHEL,
AND SATCHEL BECAME A LEGEND.

             HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. AVOID FRIED MEATS WHICH ANGRY
    UP THE BLOOD.
2. IF YOUR STOMACH DISPUTES YOU, LIE
    DOWN AND PACIFY IT WITH COOL
    THOUGHTS.
3. KEEP THE JUICES FLOWING BY
    JANGLING AROUND GENTLY AS
    YOU MOVE.
4. GO VERY LIGHT ON THE VICES, SUCH
    AS CARRYING ON IN SOCIETY. THE
    SOCIAL RAMBLE AIN’T RESTFUL.
5. AVOID RUNNING AT ALL TIMES.
6. DON’T LOOK BACK. SOMETHING
    MIGHT BE GAINING ON YOU.

Reverse of stone, main section, says:
ROSE ABOVE THE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
OF HIS NATIVE MOBILE, ALABAMA
CHILDHOOD TO BECOME A NATIONAL
TREASURE AND A UNIVERSAL SPORTS
HERO. AMONG THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS
SPORTS FIGURES IN THE HISTORY OF
BASEBALL. FOR 39 SUMMERS, AND AS
MANY WINTERS HE TRAVELED END-
LESSLY THROUGHOUT THE UNITED
STATES, MEXICO, CUBA, PUERTO RICO
AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
THRILLING MILLIONS WITH HIS EXTRA-
ORDINARY PITCHING FEATS TO BECOME
THE MOST CELEBRATED MOUNDSMAN
IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATIONAL
PASTIME. EVERYONE KNEW HIM AS
“SATCHEL” PAIGE, A LEGEND IN LIFE,
AN IMMORTAL IN DEATH.

Reverse of stone, behind Leroy Robert section, says:
HE BEGAN A TWENTY SEVEN YEAR
SECOND CAREER WITH THE KANSAS
CITY MONARCHS, AND MADE THIS HIS
HOME.
THREE BIG MOMENTS IN HIS BASEBALL
CAREER... PITCHED A 5-0 SHUTOUT
FOR CLEVELAND AGAINST CHICAGO
IN 1948; WHEN HE WAS INDUCTED IN
TO BASEBALL’S HALL OF FAME IN 1971;
HE ATTENDED THE DEDICATION OF
SATCHEL PAIGE STADIUM HERE JUST
THREE DAYS BEFORE HE DIED.



Satchel Paige postage stamp
U.S. postage stamp, 2000