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Written by admin   // July 14, 2011   // Comments Off

Yesterday’s Dream Alive” was the
theme for this year’s 10th anniversary for the Yesterday Negro
League Baseball Players Induction celebration at Holy Redeemer
Institutional Church of God in Christ’s Mother Kathryn Daniels
Conference Center. This yea, two player were inducted; Charlie “Whip”
Davis of the Negro League’s Memphis Red Socks, and Johnny
Washington of the League’s Chicago American Giants. The Davis and
Washington were also honored during a ceremony at Miller Park before
the game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds. The
Brewer played in vintage Negro League uniforms representing the old
Milwaukee Bears, as did the Reds. Both old-timers threw out the first
pitch two a player representing the Reds and Brewers. For the Brewers
it was Second Baseman Rickey Weeks. (Photos by Harry Kemp and Yvonne
Kemp)

Negro Leaguers (left to right): Sitting-Carl Long, standing left to right: Dennis Biddle, Charlie Davis, Johnny Washington, Nathan Weston.

 

2011 YLNBP inductees Davis (far left) and Washington (far right) with Bishop Sedgwick Daniels of Holy Redeemer.

 

avis, Weston and Long at Tailgate Party in their honor at Miller Park.

 

Biddle, Washington and Negro Leaguer Hank Presswood.

 

Davis and Washington throwing out the first pitch before the game between the Brewers and Reds.

 


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