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Satchel Paige, Kansas City Monarchs & Josh Gibson, Homestead Grays.  Vintage Negro League Baseball photo.

Satchel Paige, Kansas City Monarchs & Josh Gibson, Homestead Grays. Vintage Negro League Baseball photo.

Josh “Black Babe Ruth” Gibson

Josh “Black Babe Ruth” Gibson

Marcenia Lyle Alberga aka Toni Stone, 1954. 1st of 3 women to play in Negro League Baseball with a .243 batting average. Teams: San Francisco Lions 1949, Black Pelicans 1949, New Orleans Creoles 1949-1952, Indianapolis Clowns 1953 (Hank Aaron played for this team in 1952), and the Kansas City Monarchs 1953-1954. She retired at the end of the 1954 season to care for her husband.

Marcenia Lyle Alberga aka Toni Stone, 1954. 1st of 3 women to play in Negro League Baseball with a .243 batting average. Teams: San Francisco Lions 1949, Black Pelicans 1949, New Orleans Creoles 1949-1952, Indianapolis Clowns 1953 (Hank Aaron played for this team in 1952), and the Kansas City Monarchs 1953-1954. She retired at the end of the 1954 season to care for her husband.

Rod Boddie # 6 - 1990 Star Minor League Baseball

Rod Boddie # 6 - 1990 Star Minor League Baseball

Felix Hernandez pitches the Seattle Mariner's first perfect game.

Ranking Felix Hernandez Among All 23 Perfect Games in Baseball History

Felix Hernandez pitches the Seattle Mariner's first perfect game.

Topeka native Bingo DeMoss was one of best second basemen in the Negro Leagues. The deceased baseball legend is a finalist for a Negro Leagues Gold Glove award to be presented June 28.

Topeka native Bingo DeMoss was one of best second basemen in the Negro Leagues. The deceased baseball legend is a finalist for a Negro Leagues Gold Glove award to be presented June 28.

Satchel Paige & Josh Gibson

Satchel Paige & Josh Gibson

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues. #sports #baseball

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige (July 7, 1906 – June 8, 1982) was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball (MLB) made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted based upon his play in the Negro leagues. #sports #baseball

San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants

Buck Leonard - The left-handed half of the Homestead Grays' power tandem, Buck Leonard paired with Josh Gibson to lead the Grays to 9 consecutive Negro National League championships from 1937-1945. Called the "Black Lou Gehrig," he showed the same skill on the diamond and the same strength of character off the field.

Buck Leonard - The left-handed half of the Homestead Grays' power tandem, Buck Leonard paired with Josh Gibson to lead the Grays to 9 consecutive Negro National League championships from 1937-1945. Called the "Black Lou Gehrig," he showed the same skill on the diamond and the same strength of character off the field.

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