Satchel Paige, Harlem 1941

Here is a great photos of one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history Satchel Paige waiting for pool hall adversary, on a street in Harlem, New York (1941).

We think the photograph by George Strock was taken around the time that Paige pitched on opening day of 1941 for the New York Black Yankees. Appearing in front of a crowd of 20,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, Paige pitched a complete game, 5–3 victory, striking out eight. As intended, the contest brought considerable coverage from both the black and white media, including a pictorial by Life magazine

By George Strock

Anyone know what street the photo was taken on in Harlem?

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