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“Charlie was a tremendous left-handed hitter who was also able to bunt, steal a hundred bases a year, and cover center field as well as anyone before him or since…he was like Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” -Buck O’Neil; "If Satch and I were pitching on the same team, we 'd clinch the pennant by the fourth of July and go fishing until World Series time." -Dizzy Dean; “One Time he hit a line drive right past my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit him sliding into second.” -Satchel Paige. And that was just the beginning. As you can so obviously see people like Dizzy Dean, Buck O’Neil, and Satchel Paige have said some pretty outstanding quotes, are they true? Guess you will have to read on to find out. The first person…show more content…
He was faster than your average freight train, and could cover an area as big as you need, but that isn’t quite what makes him unique. He has played a number of clubs, (Indianapolis ABC’s, Lincoln Stars, Chicago American Giants, Detroit Stars, St. Louis Giants, Homestead Grays, Harrisburg Giants, and Hilldale Club to be exact) and every one of them have said a positive thing about him. How many players do you know that can pitch whenever you need them to, but also start at an outfield position. This all started when Oscar decided to become the Indianapolis ABC’s batboy when he was 15. He enlisted to the army that same year and was stationed in the Philippines in the 24th Negro Infantry. He played some more baseball there and came back at the age of 18. The minute he came back he became the star center fielder for the team he was a batboy for when he left. The next year he came back he led them to a championship, and it was the first of many. But this man did more than just on the field, one time Oscar saw a man with the KKK mask on and he ripped the mask off and confronted the man face to face. Oscar has one outrageous attitude but he is still a top center fielder and pitcher. He is now 32 and he has not let up, he has hit 114 home runs in his career, 495 RBI’s, 197 stolen bases with only being caught stealing once, and with .352 batting average. Oscar Charleston is a complete player, but I should probably discuss the man who is making his job a little tougher, Satchel
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