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Reading Baseball: A Tip of the Cap to the Negro Leagues

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.

People from the world of politics, professional athletics and entertainment tipped their caps this past summer to honor the players, many of whom were denied the hope of playing in the Major Leagues.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tips his cap to a mostly overlooked Negro League player who broke his own barriers in the game.

Reading Baseball is a series of essays and commentaries by Richard “Pete” Peterson, author of Growing Up With Clemente and co-author, with his son Stephen, of the forthcoming book The Turnpike Rivalry: The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns.