Bingo

I first met Ernie Banks in the summer of 1958. I was in the 10th grade. John Ogden (the scout that would sign me with the Phillies) took a group of us to Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field to see a ballgame between the Cubs and the Pirates. Although I considered myself a basketball player first and foremost, like every other black kid in America at the time… I adored Jackie Robinson and hoped be a major leaguer. Ballplayers like Ernie Banks ...

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