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Larry Doby

A hard-hitting second baseman, Larry Doby starred for the 1946 champion Newark Eagles, played in the All Star game, and finished the season with a .341 average and only 1 home run behind the league le
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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

African-Americans began to engage the game of baseball in the mid to late 1800s. They played on military teams, college teams, and company teams. They eventually found their way to professional teams
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Don Newcombe

Donald Newcombe (born June 14, 1926), nicknamed Newk, is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers (1949–51 and 1954–58
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Buck O'Neil

John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil (November 13, 1911 – October 6, 2006) was a first baseman and manager in the Negro American League, mostly with the Kansas City Monarchs. After his playin
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The Best of Buck O'Neil

Celebrating the life and legacy of Kansas City’s most beloved baseball icon
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Shadow Ball : Buck O'Neil Interview

Every town had a baseball team — my town, Carrabelle, Florida, had a little local team and my father played on the baseball team and he would take me around with him to the baseball fields, and I lo
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Joe Louis

Joe Louis burst onto the professional boxing scene in 1934 with style and skill such as the boxing world has seldom seen. Known to many as the “Brown Bomber,” Louis emerged victorious from