Pulse of the Community

Written by admin   // August 17, 2012   // Comments Off

Question of the week: “Recently two former Negro Baseball League stars were honored by the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park for their contributions to the game. We asked the honorees, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Porter Reed; and two other Negro Leaguers to share their most memorable moments while playing baseball?”

Photos and question by Yvonne Kemp

Mamie “Peanut” Johnson: “Just being in the Negro Leagues and playing Major League baseball!”

Porter Reed: “Playing baseball. I played on the military team while I was in the U.S. Army. Those were the best years. I was young, clean and healthy. And all I did was play baseball. I love the game!”

Nathan “Sonny” Weston: “My amazing memorable moment was when I met Jackie Robinson. He encouraged me to continue to play ball regardless of the circumstances!”

Johnny “Lefty” Washington: “My memorable moment was pitching against Satchel Paige and Ted Williams!”




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