Monday, September 16, 2013

The Negro League baseball history fact for today

Born on September 16, 1896 in Hillsboro, Texas; Crush Christopher Columbus Holloway did not play the type of baseball in his Negro League career that fits his name.  Legally named “Crush” after his father attended a county fair and saw two old train locomotives crashed together head-on, Holloway was known for his speed; not his power.  He was an excellent bunter and aggressive base stealer that caused havoc to opposing infielders and catchers as a lead-off batter.  Holloway starting his Negro League career playing outfield with the Indianapolis ABC’s in 1921, a team that included Hall of Famers Oscar Charleston, Biz Mackey and Ben Taylor.  He spent eight of his eighteen Negro League playing years with the Baltimore Black Sox.

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