A Thousand Words–“The Wonderful Country”

13 Dec


Leroy “Satchel” Paige talks baseball with local children in Mexico on the set of the 1960 movie “The Wonderful Country.”  Robert Mitchum and Julie London starred; Paige played Cavalry Sgt. Tobe Sutton.

It was Paige’s only real acting role (He made a cameo appearance as himself ten years earlier in “The Kid from Cleveland“),  and it’s a pretty good film.

Satchel Paige as Sgt. Sutton

Satchel Paige as Sgt. Sutton

One Response to “A Thousand Words–“The Wonderful Country””


  1. Sammy Strang | Baseball History Daily - December 16, 2014

    […] Strang’s most ambitious plan–to sign Satchel Paige in 1926–never […]

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