On the 9th of February in 1951 the St. Louis Browns signed 45-year-old Satchel Paige to a contract. Satch played with the Indians in ’49, then didn’t play in ’50. Perhaps some thought he retired. No.
Satch pitched three years with the Brownies, and had an 18-23 record (a .439 percentage; considerably better than the Browns did as a team in those years), and a 3.57 ERA.
Perhaps some thought he retired then. No.
Satch came back one more time, for one more game, in 1965, at age 58, with the KC Athletics: 1 game, 3 innings, 1 hit, 1 strikeout.
Perhaps he retired then?
Good game, Satch.