Satchel McElroy Has Family Ties Working in his Favor

Satchel McElroy, named after famous Negro League player Satchel Paige, is currently playing in the rookie Pioneer League for the Cincinnati Reds organization.

With a name like Satchel, he would have to be named after Hall of Famer Paige, and indeed he was, since McElroy’s grandfather, Sylvester Cooper, once caught Paige in the Negro Leagues.

McElroy is the son of Chuck McElroy, a former major-league relief pitcher from 1989-2001, primarily playing for the Cubs, Reds, and Rockies.

His older brother, C.J., is an outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, playing with Double-A Springfield.

His uncle, Cecil Cooper, was a former first-baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox during 1971-1987.

Being able to grow up in a baseball family allowed him to hang out with major league players from whom he gathered valuable information about hitting and fielding.

For more information about Satchel McElroy, follow the link below from the Billings Gazette:


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