Satchel Paige, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, made his Major League Baseball debut on July 9, 1948. A longtime star in the Negro leagues, Paige was no ordinary rookie. He was 42 when he got his shot at the big leagues, making 21 game appearances during his first season.
#42 Boggs spent his 18-year baseball career primarily with the Boston Red Sox, but also played for the New York Yankees, with whom he won his only World Series, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with whom he recorded his 3,000th hit. His hitting in the 1980s and 1990s made him a perennial contender for batting titles. Boggs was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.