Carl Henning

Negro League Baseball

Roadtrippers app also showed us the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, KS. A must-stop for a baseball fan. I’ve had a long fascination with the Negro Leagues and especially its premier pitcher, Satchel Paige. He finally made it to the majors late in life, becoming the leagues oldest rookie. Bill Veeck, the Cleveland owner signed him and provided a rocking chair for him in the bullpen. (Fun fact about Bill Veeck: He lost a leg during World War II. That’s not the fun part. As a heavy smoker, he had a foldaway ash tray in his wooden leg.)

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