HISTORY AND SPIRIT
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"I would like to be remembered as playing the game, and playing it clean and hard. And for having the respect of the fans and letting the other ballplayers
know that I regard them as ballplayers, too. And that I wasn't out to jeopardize a fellow's living because I was also living at that time, and I think that his life and his livelihood was just as
important as mine. And I would like to have seen all ballplayers live a decent and clean life and represent baseball in a positive way."
(Negro League - played 1921-1955, inducted to Hall of Fame 1972)
Last revised September 14, 1999