Obit of the Day: Brave Red Cardinal Dies
There are two groups of people in America who are dying rather quickly, costing us their legacies and memories: World War II veterans and Negro Leaguers. George Crowe was both.
Crowe, the first
black “Mr. Indiana” high school basketball player, played professionally one year with Jackie Robinson on the LA Dragons (which folded after one season). He played for the New York Black Yankees and NY Cubans and finally reached the majors in 1952, playing first base for the Braves, Reds, and Cardinals. He it 31 home runs in 1957 and was named to the All-Star team in 1958.
For his lifetime stats, click here.