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Durham native John Quincy Adams \"Bud\" Barbee grew up to play in the segregated Negro Baseball Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s. He played in a number to top Negro League teams, including the 1937 New York Black Yankees. He had a sensational career as a batter and pitcher and his career tells the story of segregated baseball in the Raleigh Triangle. He was born in Durham March 16, 1914 and died January 20, 2000. He was given a military funeral in the city's Glennview Memorial Park. His grave lies unmarked but can still be visited.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 16, April 2014, p24-25, il, por  (Periodical website)
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