Survial of the EldestWith the Passing of Frank Evans on August 3rd 2012' Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, Charles "Goulash" Johnson, Lester Lockett, Buck O'Neil, Sammy Drake, Andy Porter, Art Wilson, etc.... here are those greats who rank among the "youngest," from the former Negro League Legends.
HISTORICAL PICSOn these pages are images from both, "Back in the Day" and today, as things stand now.
Many of the people featured were very instrumental in the development of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Of the Color photos taken throughout the Chicagoland area, these show what remains today.
APPEARANCESClick Here to see Where your Favorite former Negro League Baseball Legends and your Former Barnstorming Baseball Legends will next Appear
CONTACT USNegro League Legends.org
Post Office Box A3738
Chicago, Illinois 60690-3738
Dr. J. B. Martin President of the Negro American League
CHISOX & CHI. AM. GIANTSAt the intersection of 35th & Giles in Chicago, Illinois stands the new Comiskey Park, now named U.S. Cellular Field home to the 2005 World Champion Chicago White Sox. Back in the twenties, thirties, and forties, etc., while the Negro Leagues were in existence, old Comiskey Park - kiddy corner to the new ball park - stood the home of the Chicago American Giants and host ballpark to many of the East-West Negro Baseball League All-Star games.
WRIGLEY HOSTS THE LEGENDSThanks to former Chicago Cubs Manager Mr.Dusty Baker and the Marketing & Special Events Department of the Chicago Cubs, many former Negro League players were honored on Labor Day 2004 when the (old) Montreal Expos came to Wrigley Field managed by Hall of Famer Frank Robinson.
PICTURED (LtoR) ARE: FORMER CLEVELAND BUCKEYE & KANSAS CITY MONARCH HANK PRESSWOOD, HANK'S K.C. MANAGER BUCK O'NEIL, HOUSTON EAGLE & CAG JOHNNY WASHINGTON and PITCHER ERNIE WESTFIELD OF THE BIRMINGHAM BLACK BARONS.
Click Here to hear interview with Johnny "Lefty" Washington and Web Program Administrator Gary Crawford