Satchel Paige Making Appearance At CameronSeptember 11, 2011Lawton, Okla -- Cameron students and the Lawton community will have an opportunity to learn about one of the most intriguing baseball players in history as actor Cedric Liqueur steps into character as Leroy "Satchel" Paige. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom, located on the top floor of the McMahon Centennial Complex. The show is free to all attendees.
Liqueur will remain in character as Paige for the entirety on his 90-minute performance, highlighting his career and life, on and off the diamond. Paige's career spanned more than 30 years, pitching in both the Negro Leagues and the Major League. His was the first Negro League played elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971.
As a professionally trained actor, Liqueur travels the United States portraying influential and interesting people in history. In his career he has played a number of people, including Macbeth and Pontius Pilate, among others. Liqueur was born in San Antonio but raised in London.
"Satchel was such an interesting person," Liqueur said. "He was happy to be in the Hall of Fame, but couldn't help but wonder what could have been.
The public is invited to attend.