Saturday, March 9, 2013

Negro League baseball history fact for today – March 9, 2013

In 1929, the sports editors of African-American newspapers proclaimed the Baltimore Black Sox as having a “million dollar infield”.  The Black Sox that year had Jud Wilson playing first base, Frank Warfield playing second base, Oliver “Ghost” Marcelle playing third base, and “Sir” Dick Lundy at shortstop.  The sports writers believed the Black Sox infielders would have been worth a million dollars if they were white and playing in the Major Leagues.

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