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Say It Ain't So: Farewell to Negro Leagues Star Joe B. Scott

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Say It Ain't So: Farewell to Negro Leagues Star Joe B. Scott

On March 21, 2013, Baseball lost one of its great ambassadors and humanity lost one of its best human beings…After 92 years of playing the game of life the right way Joe B. Scott finally got drafted into the greatest league one could ever hope to play for…

Joe B. Scott was the first African American to ever play Wrigley Field in Chicago, one of Major League Baseball's greatest historic ballparks...He was a standout player and the only African American on his high school baseball team at Tilden High School in Chicago back in the 1930s...He was also only one of 20 remaining living former baseball players to play their entire careers in the legendary Negro Leagues...He was the star subject of the Memphis Public Broadcasting Television documentary Joe Scott: Memories of the Negro Leagues...

In this W.E. A.L.L. B.E Radio special, friends, family and admirers pay loving homage to the man and the legend…Also interviews with the late great from 2008 and 2009 will also be included where Mr. Scott discussed his 20 year career in the Negro Leagues, what and who inspired him to play baseball, the influence of his mother on his life, his association with his lifelong mentor & friend baseball immortal Satchel Paige, his thoughts on the game today and friendship with the late great Negro Leagues Baseball ambassador and pioneer Buck O'Neil among other things...Mr. Scott was a master storyteller in a class all by himself...His enthusiasm was contagious..He will be missed.

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