***** league question

Camsue

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I have been teaching my nephews about the ***** league. Is there any fellow benches that may know any of the living players that would be willing to respond to a letter from my nephews asking a few questions. And maybe signing a baseball for them. Thank you in advance
 

KCLJ520

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@Camsue

Yes! Russell "Crazylegs" Patterson is a GREAT historian of the ***** Leagues.

His address is:
1012 East Sherwood Drive
Sumter, South Carolina 29153

He played in the late 50s and early 60s, but knows a ton about the history of the Leagues, and spends a good bit of time doing school presentations, etc. He would be very likely to probably give you a good response to your questions too!

Rev. Bill Greason is a fascinating man, he fought in the Marine Corps during WWII and was on Iwo Jima, returning home to play in the ***** Leagues. He later became an ordained Baptist minister, and is pastor of a church in Birmingham Alabama that Dr. King was at in the 50s and early 60s!

His address is:
4536 Hillman Dr SW
Birmingham, AL 35221

Rev. Greason is quite elderly, he turns 97 this year. He is a great signer, I am not sure how long of a letter he would write in return, though if your nephews were expressing an interest in the history of the ***** Leagues, he may be able to offer some answers!

Hope that helps, God bless!

Kevin
 

metsman1986

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Wish I could help...........Knew Joe B. Scott for years and was very personable...........Unfortunately he passed away in 2013 at age 92............RIP Joe...........
 

KCLJ520

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Thank you all for the suggestions wish us luck
For sure! Let us know what kind of responses you get!! I love the ***** Leagues so much, its a truly special time in history and those brave players are the real baseball pioneers in our history!

Blessings,

Kevin
 

rlschles

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Very few are still living.
A bit of a long shot, but you might try reaching out to Ken Burns -
Florentine Films
59 Maple Grove Rd
PO Box 613
Walpole NH 03608
 

KCLJ520

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Very few are still living.
A bit of a long shot, but you might try reaching out to Ken Burns -
Florentine Films
59 Maple Grove Rd
PO Box 613
Walpole NH 03608
@rlschles Really good idea, I have seen him respond to autograph requests, so he may be able to assist here as well!

Blessings,

Kevin
 

KCLJ520

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@Camsue

Steve, were you ever able to get in contact with any former players?? Would be fun to hear about any success you may have had!

Blessings,

Kevin
 

PRosefan1

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I added this address to the database on the cardboard connection some years back. I will check to see if he is still living.


Ernie "Cokey" Nimmons
1509 Paine St.
Lorain, OH. 44052-3253


***** Leaguer 3 for 2 Added a note. Three weeks
 

KCLJ520

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Here is Ernie's current address, according to whitepages.com! I am gonna give him a try soon!

5515 110th Ave N Apt 106, Pinellas Park, FL 33782
 
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