Page was 32 before he set foot on a ML mound. Called up to the Cubs in August 1938,
he lost his
first start 1-0, but contributed five wins to Chicago's successful pennant
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 11, 1939:
The Boston Bees collect 13 hits off the Cubs 33-year-old rookie Vance Page, but manage just two hits in losing 6–2. Billy Herman's bases-loaded triple in the 9th seals it. Poor base running contributes to the loss, the worst example coming in the 4th when Eddie Miller singles and stops at 3B on a drive down the 1B line by Elbie Fletcher. Fletcher is caught trying to stretch the hit to a triple.