Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Negro League baseball history fact for today

A left handed batting outfielder with base stealing speed, Leslie “Chin” Green was born on February 8, 1914 in St. Louis, Missouri and began his Negro League career with the St. Louis Stars in 1939.  In 1940, he played in the Negro League’s East-West All Star game ; getting one hit in five at bats.  When the Stars went out of business in 1942, Green became the staring center fielder for the New York Black Yankees.  However, after one season the chance to make more money and face less racial discrimination lured him to play in the Mexican League; as it did many other Negro League players.  Green returned to Negro league baseball in 1946 with the Memphis Red Sox.     

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