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Second-class Citizen; First-class Ball Player


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Abstract:
Rocky Mount native Walter “Buck” Leonard played for the Negro National League during the time when blacks were not welcomed in the big leagues. He spent his career in Pittsburgh with the Homestead Grays, winning nine straight pennants from 1937-45. In 1972, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 1 Issue 3, May 13-26 1983, p9, por  (Periodical website)
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25578