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A Coach Wants to Make Baseball Accessible to Black Youth in Baltimore County

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Student reporter Markques Ramirez reports how one local coach is trying to make Travel Baseball accessible to young African American boys and their families

Travel baseball can be expensive to young African Americans. One coach is looking to change that.

The Baltimore Black Sox were a professional Negro league baseball team active between 1913 and 1936, based in Baltimore. In 1929, The Black Sox boasted the "Million Dollar Infield" of Jud "Boojum" Wilson (first baseman), Frank Warfield (second baseman), Oliver Marcell (third baseman) and Sir Richard Lundy (shortstop).

The nickname was given to them by the media because of the prospective worth had they been white players. The Black Sox won over 70% of their games during the 1929 season and won the American Negro League Championship.

During their only season in the East-West League (1932), the Black Sox were in third place with a 41–41 record when the league ceased operations. (source Wikipedia)