Friday, April 19, 2013

The Negro League baseball history fact for today

In the annals of Negro League baseball there are many stories about the home run power of George “Mule” Suttles.  During his 19 year Negro League career, few players could hit a baseball further than the “Mule”, not even the great Josh Gibson some say.  One story told is of Suttles hitting a 600 foot home run while playing in the Cuban Winter League.  It is said the ball carried out of the stadium and over the heads of Cuban soldiers on horseback doing crowd control duty behind the outfield fences.  Another version of the blast had it landing in the ocean.  Suttles was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.   

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