We think the photograph by George Strock was taken around the time that Paige pitched on opening day of 1941 for the New York Black Yankees. Appearing in front of a crowd of 20,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, Paige pitched a complete game, 5–3 victory, striking out eight. As intended, the contest brought considerable coverage from both the black and white media, including a pictorial by Life magazine
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By George Strock
Anyone know what street the photo was taken on in Harlem?