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Jan 17 2012

Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project

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The Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project is an effort started by Peoria, Illinois Anesthesiologist Jeremy Krock and with support of the Society for American Baseball Research to put a proper headstone on the graves of former Negro League baseball players.

Founded in 2004, the Project started when Dr. Krock contacted members of the Society for American Baseball Research after he discovered there was no headstone on the grave of Jimmie Crutchfield, a player who grew up in Krock’s childhood home of Ardmore, Missouri. After Crutchfield, the Project went on to place headstones on the graves of John Donaldson, Candy Jim Taylor, Theodore “High Pockets” Trent, Guy C. Ousley, William James “Jack” Marshall, Roosevelt “Rosey” Davis, Paul James Hardy, Othello L. Strong, Steel Arm Johnny Taylor, Franklin Mann, Lester Lockett, Gabriel Patterson, Robert Gaston, Sam Bankhead, Bobby Robinson, Bill Gatewood, James Edward “Sap” Ivory, Robery “Fuzzy” Garrett, Frank Grant and Dink Mothell.

via Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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