publication date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 (part of Round IV)
clue: This pitcher tore paiges out of historical black books.
explanation: Paige has come to be considered one of the best pitchers in baseball history, but he cannot be statistically compared because racism in the early twentieth century prevented him from playing in the major leagues. The phrase "tore paiges" refers to his last name. more…
trivia: This goo fits into three goo groups: Historical, sports-related, and African-American.