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FAST COLORED TEAM TO HERE TUESDAY The Homestead Grays who play, the .{Refiners, here Tuesday boast one ot the most famous negro professional baseball teams in th« United States, *. member-.of the Negro National league tu\d champion: champion: for nine consecutive years, 1937 "to 1946 this year have-molded together one of the best negro baseball clubs in the country. The Grays with an array of of the b«st hitters in baseball, aiio are bringing some of the best la- fielders in the negro majors her* Calumet that one-! our fair city. With five .400 hit- f CT-o--XJf-jT-^'iDW UTactAT* T .*nnfet*rf be the back as Citation. a, to York made six reason Maryland s--Mrquex, Easter, Thurman and Boston the team Is rated as one of the top bitting teams in the country. With auch stars as Luis Uvquca leading hitter and hue stealer In :he , Negro National and American leagues last year. Luscious Easter who led the South American Winter Winter league in home runs last winter. winter. "Buck" Leonard, Grays first sacker and veteran picked may to make and top'of the to Derby They one of the all time first baBemen negro baseball, Sara Bankhead, older older brother of Dan Bankh«*d,. formerly formerly with Brooklyn and now "with Montreal at shortstop, it Can .easily be seen u-hy the Homeetead team rated as the top negro bull club. Put with these seasoned player* such .young, stare ae Clarencs (Mr. Second.Baseman) Bruce, ·ophomorc second baaeman for the Grays, Boston, new rookie and last ye*r*» 3hio sensation--playing in the Liverpool City league with the Golden .Stars of that city, at base,' To top this all star aggregation the Grays have added: to their Charles "Lefty" Bell, recsntly pmr- chaed from the Lakeland Tigers, a Florida team. Bell won 27 and lost one last year and ?s also. good hitter. B«I1 wail the most- sought after negro ballplayer In. country for the test two years.

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  1. The Oil City Derrick,
  2. 03 May 1948, Mon,
  3. Page 12

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