U.S. President Joe Biden once again went off script and told a bizarre story during his Veterans Day speech about former Negro League baseball Satchel Paige.
“You know I’ve adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher in the negro league, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros, Major League Baseball, after Jackie Robinson,” Biden said. “His name was Satchel Paige.”
Paige played Major League Baseball for 6 years after a 20-year career in the leagues for black players, commonly known as the “Negro League”.
Biden was referring to Paige’s age at the time of his rookie season in Major League Baseball, basically that age is only a number.
After the story, Biden acknowledged Veterans Day and those who have served America in the armed services.