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Written by admin   // July 14, 2011   // 0 Comments

Question of the Week to Negro League old-timers:“What was the most important aspect of the Negro Leagues as a player to you?”

Photos and question by Yvonne Kemp

Nathan Weston: “My biggest thrill playing in the Negro League, for me, was meeting Jackie Robinson. He encouraged me and that led to me wearing a Dodgers uniform.”

Hank Presswood: “I loved the game! I learned to play baseball in the cotton fields. My biggest thrill came when I started playing in the Negro Leagues.”

Johnny Washington: “The guys taught me the real game of baseball when I started playing in the Negro Leagues.

Dennis Biddle: “A learning experience! The guys in the Negro Leagues trained me for the Major Leagues.”

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