KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Investigators say a fire that destroyed the former Kansas City home of baseball legend Satchel Paige might have been arson.
Investigators found evidence an accelerant was used in the fire Tuesday at the home where Paige lived until he died in 1982. The house has been vacant for years.
The Hall of Fame pitcher starred in both the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball.
Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, said baseball legends often visited Paige’s home. Kendrick said he and others wanted to do something with the home to honor Paige but there was never enough money.
The current owner, Brian Cushon, said Tuesday he had intended to renovate the home.