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This Day in Texas History: Founder of Negro National League Dies

This Day in Texas History: Founder of Negro National League Dies December 9, 1930 On this day in 1930, Andrew “Rube” Foster, “father of the Negro Baseball League,” died in Illinois. He was born in Calvert, Texas, in 1879. He began a barnstorming career at age seventeen pitching with the traveling Waco Yellow Jackets. By…
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This Day in Texas History: Founder of Negro National League dies

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Founder of Negro National League dies December 09, 1930 On this day in 1930, Andrew “Rube” Foster, “father of the Negro Baseball League,” died in Illinois. He was born in Calvert, Texas in 1879. He began a barnstorming career at age seventeen pitching with the traveling…
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