Monday, April 22, 2013

The Negro League baseball history fact for today

Ted Page was born on this date in Glasgow, Kentucky; 1903.  A speedy outfielder whose base stealing drove opponents crazy, Page played with two of the best teams in Negro League baseball history during his 15 year baseball career.  In 1931, he played with the Homestead Grays; a team that included Hall of Famers “Smokey” Joe Williams, Oscar Charleston, Judy Johnson, and Jud Wilson.  The next year, Pittsburgh Crawfords’ owner Gus Greenlee added Page and the other star Grays to his team which already had Hall of Famers Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson.  A lifetime .300 hitter, Ted Page was a tough, aggressive player who was not afraid to fight opponents. 

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