The death of former Negro League player Art Pennington is mentioned in the interview. He died last month, January 4. Pennington played outfield and first base for the Chicago American Giants from 1940 - 1946, 1950. His passing is another loss in the dwindling number of former Negro League players still alive. This makes it even more important for the story of Negro League baseball must continue to be told. As the nation celebrates African American history this month, the Negro League baseball era should be included in the celebration. Although established due to racial discrimination, it is an important part of 20th Century African American history.
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