Sunday, March 3, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – March 3, 2013

On this date in 1987, Negro League baseball third baseman Ray Dandridge was elected by to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  Dandridge played the majority of his Negro League baseball career with the Newark Eagles.  Also on this date in 1998, former Negro League pitcher Joe Rogan (Kansas City Monarchs 1920 - 1938) was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame along with Larry Doby; former Negro League star (Newark Eagles 1942 -1943, 1946 – 1947) and the first African-American to play in the American League (1947).   

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