He began his professional baseball career in 1926 with the Chattanooga Black Lookouts of the Negro Southern League and became one of the most famous and successful players from the Negro leagues.
While his outstanding control as a pitcher first got him noticed, it was his infectious, cocky, enthusiastic personality and his love for the game that made him a star.
Set in Portland, the story follows Lux Cassidy, a teenager who was given up at birth and has spent her life in foster care who finds her biological parents Nate Bazile and Cate Cassidy.
Wishing to become emancipated, Lux is instead given in to their custody.
The series premiered on September 22, 2014 and airs in the United States on CBS.
Later in the series, it is revealed that he married Happy Quinn to avoid deportation.
Paige serves as office manager for the team, and helps to 'translate' the real world for them, helping them interact with the people they meet.
Series producer Jason Herbison said Valance was cast in the role as she was "the perfect fit" for the character.
Valance had been a successful model prior to her casting and Paige marked her first acting role.