Some of you might know that I am a member of the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). I love their publications!
Lots of great reads in the publications including reports from the Negro League conference, good book reading suggestions and much much more but I’ll just share a couple of things.
Negro Leagues Baseball Stamps
In case you have not seen it, here is the Negro Leagues Baseball stamp that was released in July. The stamp was designed by award winning artist Kadir Nelson (author of We are the Shift). These are the stamps I bought after reading it in the publication.
September Birthdays from players that played in the Negro League
3rd – Rev. Bill Greason – 86
4th – Jose Santiago – 82
5th – Billy Ray Haggins – 81
7th – Ricky Maroto – 78
9th – Jim Proctor – 75
11th – Clyde Parris – 88
16th – Ollie Brantley – 79
19th – Stanley “Doc” Glenn – 84
21st – Louis Clarizio – 79
22nd – Sweet Lou Johnson – 76 Our own Dodger Sweet Lou !
26th – Emilio Navarro – 105 WOW Mr. Mellito! I blogged about Mr. Mellito back in February of 2009.
27th- Mamie “Peanut” Johnson – 75 I blogged about the remarkable “Peanut” Johnson in February of 2010.
28th – William Deck – 95
29th – Harold Gould – 86
30th – Archie Young – 80.
Here is my old post on Mamie “Peanut” Johnson
And here is a picture I found with her posing with her Wheaties Box. Wish I had that box!
Here is my old on post on Emilio Navarro https://mlblogscrzblue.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/early20sept20201020002-thumb-425×318-2413451.jpgarchives/2009/02/oldest_living_explayer_in_mlb.html
If you like to send Emilio Navarro a birthday card, here is the address:
Torres Street #97
Ponce, PR 00730
Reference: SABR 3rd quarter 2010 publication (www.sabr.org)
Peanut Johnson pic: www. photographybywashington.com
Emlio Navarro’s pic: Experience.org.com