Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Negro Leagues are Major Leagues -- December 16, 2020

Phoenix Index, 15-August-1942

"This Diamond Quartette is as good as any in the big league." Well, today Major League Baseball announced today that it will consider the various Negro Leagues as major leagues, and will include their statistics with other post-1900 statistics. It is about time, although the statistics will be complicated. 

The Homestead Grays are one of the best-remembered teams of the Negro Leagues. Their 1942 roster included Satchel Paige, Buck Leonard,  and the men in the photo: Sam Bankhead, Howard Easterling, B Wilson (Jud Wilson?), L Williams (?) and Matthew Carlisle. Sam Bankhead and his 4 brothers all played in the Negro Leagues. 

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