Negro League Signed Baseball Max Manning etc. – COA JSAGo Back
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Presented is an ONL (Coleman) baseball with six autographs on it, all from former members of the Negro Leagues. Max Manning, Larry Kimbrough, Mahlon Duckett, Jamie Hopes, Bill (Ready) Cash, Wilmer Harris. All the players signed the ball in black ballpoint pen (“9”). The ball itself shows toning from age.
The Negro leagues were United States professional baseball leagues comprising teams of African Americans and, to a lesser extent, Latin Americans. The term may be used broadly to include professional black teams outside the leagues and it may be used narrowly for the seven relatively successful leagues beginning in 1920 that are sometimes termed “Negro Major Leagues”. In December 2020, Major League Baseball announced that it was classifying the seven “Negro Major Leagues” as major leagues, recognizing statistics and approximately 3,400 players who played from 1920 to 1948. Maxwell Manning nicknamed Dr. Cyclops due to his thick glasses was a pitcher in Negro league baseball. He played for the Newark Eagles between 1938 and 1949.
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